NHDP STATEMENT On Kelly Ayotte’s Endorsement of Victoria Sullivan
Concord, N.H. - Today, former Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte endorsed Victoria Sullivan for Mayor of Manchester. In response, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement:
“I'm not surprised that Corporate Kelly Ayotte endorsed Victoria Sullivan. They have a lot in common: both are completely beholden to special interests and were rejected by voters because they’re on the extreme wrong side of nearly every issue. Granite Staters voted Ayotte out of office in 2016 because she put her corporate special interest backers before the people of New Hampshire. Since then, she has continued to cash in by working for shady corporations like The Blackstone Group. Now, in a desperate attempt to cling to political relevance, Ayotte is supporting Victoria Sullivan and her fringe GOP agenda.
“Mayor Craig has proven herself to be a decisive leader throughout her two terms as Mayor, strengthening the city’s economy and public education, and guiding Manchester through the COVID-19 pandemic with a steady hand. Granite Staters know that Mayor Craig is the leader the Queen City deserves and we are excited to reelect her this November.”