The National Rifle Association is coming to the defense of New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte, simultaneously blasting New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his anti-gun group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
“Seen this ad, paid for by New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg?” begins the ad, which can be viewed below. “Don’t believe it.”
The ads launched by Bloomberg’s group have been aimed at Senators who voted against the Manchin-Toomey gun proposal, which failed after coming short of 60 votes. Ayotte, who voted against the proposal, was considered to be one of the crucial votes.
The ad doesn’t stop there, though, pointing to other votes cast by the first-term senator in support of improving the effectiveness of background checks and the mental health system.
“Kelly Ayotte voted for a bipartisan plan to make background checks more effective,” the spot continues. “Kelly Ayotte stands with New Hampshire prosecutors, and police, for New Hampshire values.”