Ayotte: I will not vote for Trump

Sen. Kelly AyotteKelly Ann AyotteExplaining Democratic victories: It’s gun violence, stupid Trump voter fraud panel member fights back against critics Dems plan to make gun control an issue in Nevada MORE (R-N.H.) on Saturday said that she will not vote for Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia 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." 

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