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Kelly Ayotte

Kelly Ayotte Vows to Obstruct Presidential Appointment of Chief Justice –

Ayotte faces a tough campaign against New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) for U.S. Senate, but has nonetheless pledged to obstruct any candidate put forth for the Court.

“We’re in the midst of a consequential presidential election year, and Americans deserve an opportunity to weigh in given the significant implications this nomination could have for the Supreme Court and our country for decades to come,” Ayotte said after Scalia’s death, according to Politico. “I believe the Senate should not move forward with the confirmation process until the American people have spoken by electing a new president

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Kelly Ayotte Signs Letter –

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Forty-seven GOP members of the Senate, including NH Senator Kelly Ayotte, signed an open letter to Iran’s leadership stating that any deal that Obama’s Democratic administration might sign could be easily overturned by future (presumably Republican) Presidents or members of Congress.

In New Hampshire, the Concord Monitor (3/11/15) printed an editorial entitled “Ayotte signs up for a dangerous political game.” Referring to Ayotte’s signature on the letter, the editors wrote, “Ayotte’s name is easy to spot. It is in the left column, between the blue scrawl of Sens. Rand Paul and Orrin Hatch. Unlike the thousands of other times she has signed her name, Ayotte will remember this signature. How could she forget? It’s not every day that a United States senator attempts to undermine U.S. foreign policy and weaken the nation in one cursive swoop.”

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Frank Guinta

Guinta — who settled a case with the Federal Election Commission last month in which he admitted to accepting excessive campaign contributions — appears to have at least temporarily quelled calls for his resignation and insists he is still running for another term. Read full article

After FEC investigation, Guinta campaign agrees to pay back $355K

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