May 5th, 2010
03:06 PM ET
4 years ago

Ayotte hits airwaves in New Hampshire

Kelly Ayotte released her first television ad on Wednesday.
Kelly Ayotte released her first television ad on Wednesday.

Washington (CNN) - The New Hampshire Republican hoping to keep an open Senate seat in GOP hands released her first campaign ad on Wednesday.

Former Attorney General of New Hampshire Kelly Ayotte, the first female to hold that post, uses the ad to tout her record in law enforcement.

"As Attorney General, I made tough decisions that put murderers behind bars and held corrupt public officials accountable," Ayotte says in the ad. "And I'll make tough decisions in Washington with common sense spending cuts that make government work for us again."

In the ad's opening lines, Ayotte portrays herself as a Washington outsider, saying "400 million an hour. Every single hour, of every single day. That's what Washington is spending."

The spot is titled "Tough Decisions." According to the Ayotte campaign, the initial advertising buy is $90,000 for the first two weeks.

Ayotte is one of several Republican hopefuls in New Hampshire's September GOP primary. The eventual nominee will face Democratic Rep. Paul Hodes, unchallenged in his party's primary, in the November general election. The winner will replace retiring Republican Sen. Judd Gregg.


Filed under: 2010 • New Hampshire
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. JonDie

    Attorneys general should be banned from running for political office since this practice only exposes the most shameful side of American politics, that justice is based primarily on the need of a politician to win an election. It is for this reason that I would NEVER vote to sentence anyone to death. Too many innocent people have been put in jail...to promote the career of a career politican like Ayotte.

    May 5, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  2. American Patriot -- a "real" tea partier

    Government IS working for the people again.

    What world do these GOPers live in? It's certainly not the real world.

    May 5, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  3. KMAN821

    "As Attorney General, I made tough decisions that put murderers behind bars and held corrupt public officials accountable," Ayotte says in the ad.

    Why on earth would it be a "tough decision" as the State's AG to hold murders and corrupt public officials accountable? I find it odd that she found it a "tough decision" to decide to do the job she was paid to do in her state???

    May 5, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  4. Dutch/Bad Newz

    What's this broad's stand on the Healthcare bill? Has she filed a lawsuit against the federal government too?

    May 5, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  5. All the news that's fit to omit

    Our next Senator from NH.

    She will be the perfect balance to much of the insanity that happens there.

    Smart as all hell and has many great ideas.

    May 5, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  6. Tony

    Go Kelly! I wish I still lived in New Hampshire so I could vote for her. But at least I got to vote for Scott Brown :-)

    May 5, 2010 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  7. abe

    What is a Washington outsider. She will be one when she gets there. this a ploy to get elected.

    May 5, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  8. Dave

    "As Attorney General, I made tough decisions that put murderers behind bars and held corrupt public officials accountable," Real touch decisions, it's called your job as AG. If that is tough, then it's because you know them personally or they are republicans. Do your job and quit expecting to be rewarded for it. Tough would be to go after illegals and rid your state of such. Did you do that? I don't remember seeing that in your record!!!

    May 5, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  9. scott

    she's a obama hater n sheep clothing!

    May 5, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  10. Ben

    Go Kelly Go!

    May 5, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  11. BeverlyNC

    If she is so experienced with corruption, liars, etc – she will fit right in with the Republican Party. They have no character, morals, leaders, solutions and to try blame all their incompetence on everyone else.

    Just look at the ridiculous garbage of conspiracy theories of how environmentalists blew up the BP oil rig, how we don't need to do anything because the oil will disperse naturally (oh yeah – in about 50 years), and the Bush FEMA moron is now even attacking Obama. These Republicans are despicable human beings. Maybe they should be reminded THEY are the ones who also deregulated the oil industry so the oil companies did not have to use proper safety equipment on their rigs. How many more Republican messes does President Obama have to clean up and do we have to endure????

    This woman looks too green to handle the current nastiness being handed out by Republicans in Washington. Republicans are not very fond of women candidates either. They think belong in the kitchen according to one latest Republican Congressman.

    May 5, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  12. Derrick

    Nothing but more GOP rhetoric.

    Everyone knows what Washington is doing.

    What is your plan, lady.

    Don't tell us things we already know.

    WHAT IS YOUR PLAN?!

    May 5, 2010 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  13. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    This is another one of those people that don't seem to understand that they have to work with everyone else in the Senate. They can't do it all on their own. It is a group effort.

    May 5, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  14. Duck Fallas

    Putting murderers behind bars IS a tough decision! Good for YOU!!

    May 5, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |