NHDP Renews Call on Kelly Ayotte to Release Information About Political Travel

NHDP Renews Call on Kelly Ayotte to Release Information About Political Travel to Promote Herself as Potential VP Candidate
 
Again Requests Information Including Dates, Costs, and Purpose of Recent Political Travel
 
Concord, N.H. – After Kelly Ayotte failed to respond to a request for information about her extensive political travel, the New Hampshire Democratic Party renewed its call on Kelly Ayotte to release information including the dates, costs, and purpose of her recent political travel. 
 
Chairman Buckley writes in the letter, "We once again formally request any information about the costs and who paid for these political trips in the interest of transparency, as well as any information about other political travel you have undertaken in order to promote yourself as a potential Vice Presidential candidate. We will resubmit this request to your office every month."
 
Chairman Buckley’s full letter is included below:
 
The Honorable Kelly Ayotte
United States Senate
144 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
 
Dear Senator Ayotte,
 
We write to once again respectfully request any information including dates, costs, and purpose of your extensive political travel outside of New Hampshire and Washington, D.C. 
 
It’s no secret that you are seeking to position yourself for a Vice Presidential nomination with an aggressive political travel schedule to try to raise your national profile.
 
Particularly given the many legal and ethical questions surrounding your Utah “destination fund-raiser” at the ski home of a lobbyist with business before one of your committees, we believe it’s important for the people of New Hampshire to know where and when you are traveling for political purposes and who is picking up the bill.
 
Your extensive political travel that we are aware of due to media reports includes a trip to Iowa to campaign for Tea Party senate candidate Joni Ernst and a trip to Missouri last month where you appeared at the 2015 GOP Reagan Lincoln Days event, which was co-headlined by Rick Santorum.
 
We once again formally request any information about the costs and who paid for these political trips in the interest of transparency, as well as any information about other political travel you have undertaken in order to promote yourself as a potential Vice Presidential candidate. We will resubmit this request to your office every month. 
 
Sincerely,
 
Raymond Buckley
Chairman
New Hampshire Democratic Party