Radio ads target Ayotte over gun safety vote

Americans for Responsible Solutions, founded by Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly, began airing radio ads today targeting Sen. Kelly Ayotte over her votes against gun safety legislation. The two-week, $49,000 ad buy will run on stations in Concord, Manchester, Keene and on the Seacoast.

ARS executive director Pia Carusone criticized Ayotte, saying she turned her back on her constituents in New Hampshire “in order to do the bidding in Washington of the corporate gun lobby.”

"As Gabby said last week, if we can’t keep our communities safer with the Congress we have, we will work to change Congress," Carusone said.

Woman 1: Remember that ad Kelly Ayotte ran saying she’s one of us?

Woman 2: Oh, where she’s out for a run?

Woman 1: Yeah, that’s it. Well, it sure didn’t take long for her to “go Washington.” Says here Ayotte voted against improving background checks to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.

Woman 2: Are you serious? 89% of the people in New Hampshire support universal background checks. What, she just ignored us?

Woman 1: Sure did. This was common sense legislation written by a Republican and a Democrat, supported by law enforcement and it protected Second Amendment rights. But Ayotte voted against it anyway.

Woman 2: Yeah, and ignored the will of the people.

Woman 1: Well, I’m calling Sen. Ayotte and telling her to listen to the people for a change. You should too. The number is 202-224-3324