|CONTACT: Romney Press Office
|November 20, 2011
MITT ROMNEY ANNOUNCES SUPPORT OF SENATOR
– Mitt Romney today
announced the support of New Hampshire
Senator Kelly Ayotte. Senator Ayotte will endorse Mitt Romney this
afternoon at a rally in her hometown of Nashua and serve as a Co-Chair
of his National Advisory Council.
“In her short time in the U.S. Senate, Senator Ayotte has emerged as a
conservative leader in the fight to cut spending and create a
government that is more accountable to the taxpayers,” said Mitt
Romney. “Throughout her career as a public servant, Senator Ayotte has
displayed the virtues that Granite Staters expect from their leaders.
She is a tireless worker who understands that she serves the New
Hampshire taxpayers – not the other way around – and keeps a watchful
eye on how their money is spent. I am honored to have her support and
look forward to working with her to put an end to Washington’s spending
addiction so that our children and grandchildren will not be burdened
by irresponsible policies and endless debt.”
"I have been impressed by the amount of time Mitt Romney has spent in
New Hampshire, holding open town hall meetings, answering the tough
questions and listening to voters," said Senator Kelly Ayotte. "Mitt
Romney has proven through his experience as a successful businessman,
effective governor, and by his excellent presidential debate
performances that he is best prepared to lead our country and ensure
Barack Obama is a one-term president."
On Senator Kelly Ayotte:
Kelly Ayotte Was Elected To The United
States Senate In 2010 With 60%
Of The Vote.
She previously served as New Hampshire’s first
Attorney General from 2004-2010. In the Senate, Kelly serves on the
Armed Services, Budget, Commerce, and Small Business Committees. She is
the Ranking Member on the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and
For successfully leading efforts to secure New Hampshire’s first
capital murder convictions in over 60 years, the Union Leader newspaper
named Ayotte "Citizen of the Year" in 2008. She is married to Joe
Daley, a Nashua native who flew combat missions during the Iraq war and
currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air National Guard. She
helped him launch a landscaping and snow removal company, which
provides her with a firsthand understanding of how decisions made in
Washington impact small businesses.
Kelly and Joe live in Nashua with their two children.