Kelly Ayotte Should Cancel Plans to Campaign with Richard Murdoch

Murdoch Said God at Work When Rape Leads to Pregnancy


CONCORD - Kelly Ayotte should cancel her plans to campaign today with Richard Murdoch, the Indiana Senate candidate who said this week that if a rape results in a pregnancy, ""that's something God intended."


"Richard Murdoch is an extremist, and his comments are demeaning to women across New Hampshire. It's clear that Richard Murdoch does not have the judgment to serve in the United States - or to be making health care decisions for women," said Raymond Buckley, chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. "Kelly Ayotte should finally stand up to the Tea Party and cancel her plans to campaign with Murdoch."


This is not the first incident that has raised questions about Murdoch's fitness for office. Early in his Senate campaign, Murdoch made clear that he would not work with others to break the gridlock in Washington, "I certainly think bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view."


Mitt Romney has also filmed a television commercial endorsing Murdoch.


"Mitt Romney and Kelly Ayotte should stand up the radical agenda of extremists like Richard Murdoch. Romney should pull his television ad off the air and Kelly Ayotte should cancel her campaign trip."