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Ayotte, Hassan to meet for New Hampshire Senate radio debate

Campaign 2016 Senate Debate

Incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, left, speaks as Democratic challenger Gov. Maggie Hassan listens during a live televised debate by New England Cable News at New England College Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, in Henniker, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte and New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan are getting ready for another Senate debate.

Ayotte, a Republican seeking her second term in Washington, is being challenged by Hassan, a Democrat. They will meet on Friday for a debate that will air on WGIR radio.

During a debate last week, Ayotte told a moderator that she “absolutely” would consider her party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump, a role model for children. She later said she misspoke, and by Saturday said that she would no longer support his campaign.

Ayotte now says she plans to write in vice presidential running mate Mike Pence’s name for president.


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