Hassan, Ayotte to battle for New Hampshire Senate seat

Hassan, Ayotte to battle for New Hampshire Senate seat | TheHill

Democrats landed their top recruit for the New Hampshire Senate on Monday, as Gov. Maggie Hassan's entrance into the race sets up a battle of Granite State heavyweights with Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte.

Republicans have signaled they intend to attack Hassan as a tax-and-spend liberal responsible for gridlock at the statehouse, and Democrats are eager to portray Ayotte as responsible for Washington dysfunction. But the most apparent fault lines in the race break along money and timing.

ADVERTISEMENTAyotte will likely have a big-money advantage. Hassan, meanwhile, will benefit from running in a swing state i