Kelly Ayotte and the Washington special interests behind her campaign are getting nervous. They’re seeing the same things we are: my campaign is surging in the polls and the Sarah Palin endorsement is backfiring.
So what do they do? Launch an attack ad full of facts and figures so misleading I have a feeling they were taken straight off Glenn Beck’s chalkboard. They’re attacking me for standing up to the special interests and big oil companies and supporting efforts to reduce our dependency on foreign oil and address climate change.
The special interest group funding the ad, American Action, is headed by Washington insider Fred Malek, a top backer of the Ayotte-Palin team. He’s a life-long K-Street Republican from Washington who wants to tell Granite Staters how to vote.
We knew this would happen. Ayotte and her special interest backers see that we’re within striking distance of taking a senate seat that has been in Republican hands for the last 30 years. So they’re throwing everything they can to stop my momentum. Plus, Republicans can’t help themselves. They have nothing to offer this country but the failed policies of the past and nasty attacks.
I wanted you to hear directly from me about the ad, so please take a minute and watch this video message, direct from our headquarters here in New Hampshire.
I won’t be bullied by Kelly Ayotte and the special interests in Washington trying to run her campaign. I won’t sit quietly while the Republican smear machine goes to work. I won’t stand with the special interests in Washington but only answer to the people of New Hampshire
I hope you’ll stand with me in the face of these right-wing attacks. With you by my side, we can do more than make the Republicans and their special interests nervous. On November 2, we can beat them.