In an American Research Group poll conducted from December 26 through 29, 2009, Paul Hodes loses to both Kelly Ayotte (43-36) and Ovide Lamontagne (37-31) in the NH Senate race. While Hodes would lose to either Repub candidate, the undecideds increase by 11% (32-21) when the R challenger is Lamontange.
On another note, every sheriff in NH, endorsed Kelly Ayotte.
SHERIFFS FOR KELLY. Ayotte yesterday was endorsed by all nine of the state’s county sheriffs.
Given her law enforcement background, it was no surprise, but it’s always a plus to have the sheriffs, with their extensive grassroots networks, in one’s corner.
They called the former attorney general tough on crime and a proven leader. The Ayotte campaign said she had worked with the sheriffs to “keep New Hampshire safe, and each of the last two years, New Hampshire was rated the safest state in the nation” by CQ Press.
Hopefully NH is coming back to its senses.