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October 24, 2015 Fact Check

FACT CHECK: Washington Republicans Recruited Kelly Ayotte To Run For Senate

CONCORD – Kelly Ayotte was recruited to run for the Senate by Washington Republicans, and she’s sided with her party bosses over the people of New Hampshire ever since.

FACT: In 2009, then-NRSC Chair, John Cornyn, recruited Ayotte to run for Senate.

FACT: In 2009 a Union Leader Editorial declared, “The message is clear: The GOP leadership in Washington supports Ayotte for Senate.

FACT: After arriving in Washington, Ayotte accepted Mitch McConnell’s invitation to be a member of his “informal kitchen cabinet of leadership advisors”

FACT: Ayotte became a deputy whip for John Cornyn, this meant she was to “Whip votes and communicate message and strategy” to other members of the GOP.

FACT: Kelly Ayotte “nominated” McConnell to be the GOP majority leader.

FACT: Ayotte has said that she is “passionate about supporting McConnell.”