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NH: 2010 Sen (Ayotte 1/13-14)

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Tarrance Group (R) or Kelly Ayotte
1/13-14/10; 504 likely Republican primary voters, 4.5% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(CQ article)

New Hampshire

2010 Senate: Republican Primary
43% Ayotte, 11% Lamontagne, 5% Binnie, 3% Bender

 

Comments
Farleftandproud:

Ayotte is an attractive woman, and comes across as likeable. She has a good personality for the job, but has some unanswered questions.

On illegal immigration she has been rather soft, which will come out when her opponent runs against her. As I noted back in 2005, Ayotte, New Hampshire’s Attorney General, was typically spineless and aided and abetted the illegal alien invasion. She was one of those mostly liberal local and state politicians who refused to enforce immigration laws and stopped police from doing so. Ayotte forbade state police from enforcing trespassing laws against illegal aliens and using them to take the aliens off the street.

New Hampshire’s attorney general Kelly Ayotte refused to appeal trespassing charges against illegal immigrants. The charges were used by local police chiefs frustrated by zero federal enforcement of immigration laws by [then Homeland Security chief Michael] Chertoff. Ayotte also instructed New Hampshire police chiefs not to use the trespassing laws to take undocumented workers off the street. Remember Ayotte’s wimpishness in any of her future runs for office.

For her first appearance after announcing she was a senate candidate she banned all cameras from capturing her debut. If she is camera shy, she shouldn't be running for public office.

In the late part of 2008 She also told local papers she would fulfil her term as attorney general, and than went back on the promise. She asked to be reappointed NH Attorney General under the condition she would serve out her full term, but this week she announced that she would break her word to the people of New Hampshire and resign her post in an effort to advance her political career.

The voters will find out what she is all about pretty soon. She has a strong anti-choice voting record as a prosecutor, which also doesn't reflect the NH voters. NH is not a socially conservative state like Missouri or Kansas. People in NH tend to value the free market, want less federal government, and do a great business from retailers with the no sales tax which no elected Democrats have ever challenged. Democrats in NH tend to be fiscally moderate,have a relatively good record in respecting the 2nd ammendment, yet people like Hodes, and Senator Shea Porter won't back down against things such as covering uninsured Americans. They are thinking of their country as a whole, not just their state.

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Farleftandproud:

That segment on Illegal immigration didn't come from me. It came from someone on a conservative blog. Their point was, she will pass her self as a textbook conservative on some things, but if she makes some huge flops like the one I mentioned, her Democratic opponents, will find her weakness. Democrats are not soft on illegal aliens which is a huge attack line, conservatives have used against us for years. It sort of reminds me of Mike Huckabee in Arkansas when he granted clemency to a rapist, who ends up getting released and killing 5 people in Washington State. Ayotte is going to portray herself as a law and order prosecutor, but if she looks indecisive, weak and can't explain her positions she will have a hard time winning.

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