Ayotte: I will not vote for Trump

Sen. Kelly AyotteKelly Ann AyotteSinema, Gallagher fastest lawmakers in charity race New Hampshire senator to ask 2020 Dems to back repeal of state residency law Schultz recruiting GOP insiders ahead of possible 2020 bid MORE (R-N.H.) on Saturday said that she will not vote for Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump tweets ICE will begin removing 'millions' of undocumented migrants 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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