GOP New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte said she wouldn’t want her daughter in a room with GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump or former President Bill Clinton during a radio interview with WNTK 99.7 Wednesday.
Ayotte, who is a tight race against Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan to hold onto her seat in the upper chamber, withdrew her support for Trump after a leaked 2005 video showing the candidate making lewd comments about women, saying she felt “strongly that we need a change in direction.
“I wouldn’t want my daughter in the room with any of them,” she said. “But, the point of this, that, uh, you know, why would I want my daughter in the room with them? You know, and this isn’t about my daughter. I love my daughter and um, you know, obviously being a mom is a very important to me.”
Ayotte’s decision to distance herself from the nominee does not appear to be negatively impacting her in the polls — the Real Clear Politics survey has Ayotte leading Hassan by 1.8 points.
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