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NHDP - With a Week to Go Ayotte Campaigns Hard in...Washington, DC?

Concord, NH - With a week to go and candidates up and down the ballot pounding the pavement and traveling throughout  New Hampshire's cities and towns, Republican establishment candidate Kelly Ayotte has taken a decidedly different route. Instead of handshakes and discussions with Granite State voters, Ayotte headed back inside the beltway for a high-dollar fundraiser to pick up special interest cash from Washington Republicans who expect her to do their bidding in the U.S. Senate.


"Somebody should remind Kelly Ayotte that New Hampshire elections are decided here in New Hampshire, not in the exclusive back rooms of Washington D.C.," said New Hampshire Democratic Party Press Secretary Emily Browne. "This trip down to D.C. shows the Granite State exactly what kind of Senator Kelly Ayotte would be - one too busy rubbing elbows with Washington lobbyists to stand up for the people of New Hampshire.


"Instead of jetting down to DC, maybe she should come home and try explaining to voters why taxpayer-subsidized health care was good enough for her, but middle class families don't deserve affordable care. She should explain why she stood up for Wall Street while our Main Streets were struggling to stay afloat. She should explain her opposition to the Recovery Act, which saved the jobs of teachers, firefighters, and police officers here in the Granite State. And she should explain why she has sprinted away from her record as attorney general.

"Perhaps Kelly decided on one last swing to Washington because she knows that when New Hampshire votes on November 2nd, they're not going to send a Washington-picked, special interest-bought, Sarah Palin-endorsed candidate to the US Senate to represent them."


Ayotte will attend a fundraiser at the Caucus Room in Washington, D.C. today, with tickets ranging from $500-$2,000 dollars. [, 10/26/10].


NRSC - ICYMI AP: NH GOP file new push-polling complaint


NH GOP file new push-polling complaint

Associated Press

By Holly Ramer

October 21, 2010

CONCORD, N.H.—The New Hampshire Republican Party has filed a complaint accusing Democrats of conducting a push poll against Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte that does not contain the required disclosures.

GOP spokesman Ryan Williams filed a complaint Thursday with the attorney general's office against the state Democratic Party and Ayotte's opponent, Democrat Paul Hodes. Several voters have complained that they got calls aimed at spreading negative information about Ayotte and weren't told who was paying for them.

Both Hodes' campaign and the Democratic Party say the survey included the proper disclosure.

Last week, a pollster working for Hodes agreed to pay a $20,000 fine for conducting an illegal push poll against Ayotte in July.


Kelly's Campaign Bulletin - October 20, 2010 

It’s crunch time. There are just 13 days left between now and Election Day.

We don’t have a moment to spare! For those of you who’ve poured yourself into this campaign, THANK YOU. If you haven’t yet signed up to make phone calls or go door to door, we need your help NOW.

Paul Hodes and the Democrats won’t give up power without a fight. We’re counting on YOU to make the difference.

With the strongest grassroots organization in the state, Kelly’s volunteers have made tens of thousands of phone calls and knocked on thousands of doors. We are fighting  it out call by call and door by door.  Join Kelly in her fight and sign up NOW!

Rally for Kelly & Debate Watching Party

Please join us next Thursday the 28th for a supporter rally and debate-watching party as we cheer on Kelly prior to her final debate with Paul Hodes.  

Rally For Kelly  
Thursday the 28th at 4:00 PM
St. Anselm College
Entrance - Institute of Politics
100 St. Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102

After the rally, please join us for a Debate Watching Party!  Kelly will stop by after the debate to thank her tremendous grassroots team for all their hard work.

Debate Watching Party
6:30 - 9:00 PM
Wings Your Way
1181 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03104

To RSVP please email or call our headquarters at 232-1162.

For those watching from home/online, the WMUR / Union Leader Debate will air live at 7:00 PM and be streamed live on and

Kelly’s New Ad

We want you to be among the first see Kelly’s latest ad – “Good Run.” Enjoy!


Hodes Dogged By Missed Votes

As you may have seen, last week Team Ayotte called out Paul Hodes for the 101 votes he’s missed since becoming a Senate candidate. By our calculation, he owes taxpayers $22,620 for the times he’s been AWOL from work.

New Hampshire Public Radio picked up on Hodes’ problem with showing up for work. And when the Valley News pressed Hodes this week on why he missed a vote to extend unemployment benefits, Hodes continued to stonewall: “Although Hodes attended a Netroots Nation convention in Las Vegas the next day [after the vote], he again yesterday refused to specify what the scheduling conflict was.”

What’s the Congressman hiding, anyway?

Len Britton for US Senate VT - Give Leahy 42 Years and Kiss Your Gun Rights Goodbye

In the past two years, Senator Pat Leahy has been busy squiring anti-gun Supreme Court nominees to the bench.  Though his actions are not surprising given his leftist ideology, deliberate attempts have been made to hide the anti-gun agenda of recent nominees. During Justice Sotomayor’s confirmation hearing, Senator Leahy asked, “Is it safe to say that you accept the Supreme Court’s decision as establishing that the Second Amendment right is an individual right? Is that correct?”Sotomayor replied, “yes, sir.” Unfortunately, Justice Sotomayor’s actions on the bench have already contradicted her words.  In the McDonald vs. Chicago case, Sotomayor ruled against an individual’s right to bear arms, violating judicial precedent established less than two years ago in the Keller vs. District of Columbia.  In a recent interview with the Times Argus, Leahy stated that he wanted be elected so he can squire more SCOTUS Justices.

“Senator Leahy pays lip service to the importance of the Second Amendment, but his record paints a different picture." Britton stated.   "He has received an ‘F’ rating from the Gun Owners of America.  He promised Sotomayor would protect gun rights, instead she voted against the Second Amendment in the first case she heard.  This is not a Republican or Democrat issue. Gun rights are paramount to Vermonters and if Leahy is reelected, you can kiss your gun rights goodbye" Britton concluded.


NRSC - Conceding the GOP seats?


Conceding the GOP seats?


By Ben Smith

October 18, 2010 04:12 PM

President Obama, in a fundraising email for the DSCC today, wrote:

The DSCC has already begun to shift momentum in our favor in critical races - but Republicans only need to win 10 of the 15 seats up for grabs to take the majority. 

I'm sure this isn't deliberate, but that formula seems to concede what many on both sides now see as nearly done: Five open GOP-held seats, in Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio, New Hampshire, Florida, and Kansas, have slipped pretty near out of reach.

Of those, the Kentucky race seems the most competitive. If the Democrats pick it up, Republicans would, of course, need 11 to take the Senate.