Where They Stand: National Security Issues Front and Center In Ayotte, Hassan Race

Oct 12, 2016

National security has proven to be a pivotal issue in this year's Senate race between Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Gov. Maggie Hassan.

Ayotte, a Republican, has cast herself as a strong advocate for the nation's security, pointing to her record in the Senate. Hassan, a Democrat, has taken some positions that put her at odds with her own party and President Obama.

To better understand where Ayotte and Hassan stand on topics like defeating ISIS, Syrian refugees, and cyberterrorism, scroll down to the interactive feature below. The candidates' positions are detailed for each issue. You can also click the audio player for brief analysis of their stances and sound from Ayotte and Hassan. [Note: Mobile users may need to allow a couple seconds for audio to load. If the interactive below isn't resizing properly, view it here.]