MANCHESTER – The out-of-state oil billionaire Koch Brothers and their network have spent millions of dollars supporting Ayotte, and since going to Washington, she has put their special interest agenda ahead of the priorities of New Hampshire’s families and small businesses. During her first four years in Washington, Ayotte voted with the Koch Brothers nearly 90% of the time, including repeatedly voting to protect special tax breaks for big oil companies.
FACT: Ayotte has benefitted from $1.2 million in spending from the Kochs’ organization Americans for Prosperity, the Koch family and Koch PAC have contributed over $50,000 directly to Ayotte’s campaign, and David Koch hosted a $10,000 a plate fundraiser for Ayotte in 2015. And she’s had their backs in Washington, voting with the Koch Brothers nearly 90% of the time during her first four years in office. She even won an award from AFP as “conservative of the year” and told the group we need more dark money groups like them.
FACT: Ayotte sided with the Koch Brothers and was one of only 22 Senators to vote against a bipartisan highway funding plan that included funding for widening I-93.
- Berlin Mayor: “I Am Angered, Saddened And Mystified That Senator Ayotte Voted Against Creating 332 Jobs.” [Union Leader,11/1/11]
- “Bipartisan Group” Of North Country Officials In Letter To Ayotte: “Your Vote Against This Vital Public Safety And Economic Development Project Was Alarming To Many.” [Berlin Daily Sun,11/10/11]
FACT: Ayotte also sided with the Koch Brothers over New Ham
FACT: Ayotte has sided with the Koch Brothers over New Ham
FACT: Ayotte voted for the Ryan budget after the Koch Brothers’ Americans for Prosperity urged her to do so, which would “essentially end Medicare” and require deep cuts to vital programs like child care, Head Start, education, job training and Pell Grants.
FACT: Ayotte has sided with the Koch Brothers and repeated