Quote of the day: Another young up-and-comer

If New Hampshire conservatives had any doubts about Ayotte, they’ve been asked and answered at this point. What Ayotte’s opponents, especially New Hampshire Democrats, hope is that they can use this issue to reduce her appeal beyond the GOP base. The more they reduce her crossover appeal, the greater the chance they can do to her what they did to another young up-and-comer, John Sununu, in 2008.

— Dante Scala, UNH political science professor, on the electoral implications of Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s vote opposing expanded background checks for gun purchases.