Dem Group Airing Ads Attacking Senate GOP on Supreme Court

Mar 10, 2016

 

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A super PAC working to return Democrats to control of the Senate is airing television ads attacking New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte over her opposition to letting President Barack Obama pick the next Supreme Court justice.

The Senate Majority PAC ad also ties Ayotte to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. A narrator says Ayotte is eagerly helping Trump in his calls for delaying until the next president takes office. The ad claims Ayotte is "ignoring the Constitution" and "not doing her job."

The super PAC says it's spending $220,000 to air the ad starting Wednesday.

The ad marks an early attempt by Democrats to use GOP opposition to a Supreme Court nominee against vulnerable Republicans ahead of November elections. Ayotte faces a tough re-election battle against Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan.