Senate Majority PAC Kelly Ayotte: Ad Goes After Vulnerable Senator Over Supreme Court Vacancy
A Senate Majority PAC ad about Kelly Ayotte and Donald Trump is making headlines. The newly released ad by the Democratic super PAC blasts Mrs. Ayotte for joining Mr. Trump to “delay, delay, delay” President Barack Obama’s constitutional right to nominate someone to replace late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
A Senate Majority PAC ad blasting Kelly Ayotte and Donald Trump is making waves. On Wednesday, Senate Majority PAC, which is a Democratic super PAC, launched a new ad in New Hampshire taking aim at Ayotte.
Mrs. Ayotte, a Republican, is the junior United States Senator from New Hampshire since 2011. The 30-second ad, which began airing on local television on Wednesday slammed Senator Kelly Ayotte for joining many high-ranking members of the GOP including Trump and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in making sure that President Barack Obama does not pick the next Supreme Court justice to replace the late Antonin Scalia.
The ad features the real estate mogul and candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election saying “delay, delay, delay” in regards to a potential Obama nominee. A voiceover adds:
“Donald Trump wants the Senate to delay filling the Supreme Court vacancy so he can choose the nominee next year. And Senator Kelly Ayotte is right there to help. Ayotte joined Trump and party bosses in refusing to consider any nominee, ignoring the Constitution.”
The super PAC plans to spend about $220,000 on the ad to push the claim that Ayotte is “ignoring the Constitution” and “not doing her job.” According to political experts and countless Republicans, including Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, if Trump becomes the GOP nominee, he will cause many of the party’s congressional candidates to lose in November.
According to the latest polls, Ayotte faces a tough re-election battle against Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan in November and has picked up a Republican primary challenge along the way.
The ad is not a surprise. Since the passing of Scalia, the Democratic Party and several other organizations have announced that they plan to attack members of the Senate and the House, who have made it clear that they will oppose Obama’s successor to the Supreme Court – no matter, whom he picks and how qualified the person is.
Senate Majority PAC is airing ads against vulnerable Republicans in Ohio, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Ayotte campaign manager Jon Kohan said he “immediately condemned” the ad and demanded that it be removed.
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