Ayotte: I will not vote for Trump

Sen. Kelly AyotteKelly AyotteFEC commissioner to Trump: Prove voter fraud Live coverage: Day three of Supreme Court nominee hearing Lewandowski saw no evidence of voter fraud in New Hampshire MORE (R-N.H.) on Saturday said that she will not vote for Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFormer US envoy: No good military options against North Korea Trump official and TV surrogate leaving White House: reports Biden: I regret not being president MORE following leaked audio of Trump in 2005 vulgarly discussing groping women.

"I will not be voting for Donald Trump or Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonDemocrats step up calls that Russian hack was act of war Comet Ping Pong shooter pleads guilty Time for 'J. Edgar' Comey to take his leave MORE and instead will be writing in Governor Pence on Election Day," she wrote in a statement. 
 

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Ayotte expressed outrage on Friday after new footage of the Republican nominee recorded him making lewd remarks about women and his sex life.

She joins a list of Republicans distancing themselves from Trump in the wake of the revelations.

Ayotte is in a tight race for a New Hampshire Senate seat that could determine which party controls the Senate majority. 

She has repeatedly been put on the defensive over Trump in recent days after she described him as a role model in a debate on Monday. 

Her Democratic opponent, New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, pounced on her latest remakrs.

"Kelly Ayotte today simply reinforced that everything she does is based on cold, political calculations about what is in her personal best interest," she said in the statement. "After spending 24 hours running the political math, Ayotte has made a decision that is a transparent, craven attempt at political self-preservation." 

Sens. Mike CrapoMike CrapoSenators war over Wall Street during hearing for Trump's SEC pick Overnight Finance: Biz groups endorse Trump's Labor pick | New CBO score coming before health bill vote | Lawmakers push back on public broadcasting cuts Senate Banking panel seeks proposals for economic growth MORE (R-Idaho), Mike LeeMike LeeGOP senators pitch alternatives after House pulls ObamaCare repeal bill How 'Big Pharma' stifles pharmaceutical innovation Overnight Finance: Senators spar over Wall Street at SEC pick's hearing | New CBO score for ObamaCare bill | Agency signs off on Trump DC hotel lease MORE (R-Utah), Mark KirkMark KirkObamaCare repeal bill would defund Planned Parenthood Leaked ObamaCare bill would defund Planned Parenthood GOP senator won't vote to defund Planned Parenthood MORE (R-Ill.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) have all called on Trump to leave the GOP presidential ticket. 

Reps. Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzSecret Service agents set for discipline after fence-jumping incident: report Overnight Cybersecurity: House Intel chair says surveillance collected on Trump transition team House Oversight grills law enforcement on facial recognition tech MORE (R-Utah) and Martha RobyMartha RobyThe Hill's Whip List: 36 GOP no votes on ObamaCare repeal plan A guide to the committees: House Scandal complicates replacing Jeff Sessions MORE (R-Ala.) have rescinded their endorsements of Trump, and conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt has called on him to leave the presidential race.