A national Iowa-based conservative group is running ads showing 'ordinary New Hampshire moms' supporting Kelly Ayotte's vote against minimal background checks in the proposed gun control legislation that recently failed in the Senate.
Ayotte is under fire for her vote in her state in which there is 91% support for some form of background checks.
Problem is, they couldn't find anyone that actually supported her vote so they made this phony ad using GOP activists as actors claiming to support Ayotte's vote.
But the American Future Fund appeared unable to find voters who agree with Ayotte’s position, as a cursory search of individuals in the advertisement reveals that the supposedly typical New Hampshirites are actually long-time Republican party activists and officials.Ayotte has sought to beat back withering criticism of her vote from constituents by lying about it at Town Halls. Now she's lying that her constituents support her vote. And then sent a a fundraising letter saying she wouldn't be 'bullied' into changing her vote. Sounds like she's the model Republican.
Jayne Millerick is billed in the ad as a “New Hampshire mom” and says “Those attack commercials are partisan and deliberately misleading.” But Millerick is actually a Republican strategist who served as Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee, a New Hampshire Republican Delegate in 2008, and was a member of New Hampshire Women for Mitt coalition in 2012. She is now a professional political consultant.
Judy Brown, another “New Hampshire mom” from the ad, served alongside Millerick in the Romney campaign and volunteered for Ayotte’s campaign in 2010. In 2013, she was named as the Nashua City Republican of the Year.
Barbara Dutile, a “Law Enforcement official,” is the wife of a Republican Sheriff in Grafton County who was Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) New Hampshire delegate in 2008, campaigned for Romney, and served as an alternate delegate. In 2012 she received an award from the Republican Party of New Hampshire.