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Kelly Ayotte Doesn’t Want Her Daughter In A Room With Bill Clinton, Trump [AUDIO]

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Juliegrace Brufke Capitol Hill Reporter

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.

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“Would you want — let’s fast forward four years and your daughter’s 16 years of age — would you have wanted your daughter to hear the conversation that Donald Trump had engaged in with a reporter from ‘Access Hollywood’ on that bus?,” host Keith Hanson asked the vulnerable incumbent. “I think we all know the answer to that,” Ayotte responded.
The host then questioned Ayotte whether she would be more comfortable having her daughter in a room with former President Clinton, who multiple women allege has made unwanted sexual advances toward them.

“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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