Ayotte: I will not vote for Trump

Sen. Kelly AyotteKelly AyotteOPINION: Democracy will send ISIS to the same grave as communism Kelly Ayotte joins defense contractor's board of directors Week ahead: Comey firing dominates Washington MORE (R-N.H.) on Saturday said that she will not vote for Donald TrumpDonald TrumpAt center of Qatar crisis, a billion ransom Chaffetz: Threats against lawmakers should be taken seriously Warren cautions Dems against infighting MORE following leaked audio of Trump in 2005 vulgarly discussing groping women.

 

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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 CrapoOvernight Regulation: Senate Banking panel huddles with regulators on bank relief | FCC proposes 2M fine on robocaller | Yellowstone grizzly loses endangered protection Overnight Finance: Big US banks pass Fed stress tests | Senate bill repeals most ObamaCare taxes | Senate expected to pass Russian sanctions bill for second time All big US banks pass Dodd-Frank stress tests MORE (R-Idaho), Mike LeeMike LeeGOP at decisive moment on Planned Parenthood Trump: ‘I cannot imagine’ GOP senators don’t back healthcare bill Trump called Cruz to press him on ObamaCare repeal bill: report MORE (R-Utah), Mark KirkMark KirkWhy Qatar Is a problem for Washington Taking the easy layup: Why brain cancer patients depend on it The Mideast-focused Senate letter we need to see MORE (R-Ill.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) have all called on Trump to leave the GOP presidential ticket. 

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