New Hampshire Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte has a new TV spot that hits on government spending. In the 30-second ad released Friday, Ayotte calls herself "a fiscal conservative who will cut spending."

Ayotte, a former attorney general, recently agreed to testify before a "legislative committee reviewing the state's securities and investments regulatory structure in the wake of the Financial Resources Mortgage scandal," according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.

Ayotte's expected Democratic opponent, Rep. Paul Hodes (D-N.H.), is hoping her testimony next week becomes campaign fodder. Ayotte is the front-runner for the GOP Senate nod.