Goodbye battleground state status, hello surrogates!
New Hampshire Senator and woman Kelly Ayotte will be in Pennsylvania for two campaign events on Tuesday. She’s leading a “Women for Romney” effort for the Republican presidential hopeful.
On Sunday, Dr. Jill Biden visited Pittsburgh for a “Women for Obama” with Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Ayotte will be at the Radisson Penn Harris in Camp Hill, Cumberland County around 11 Tuesday morning, and at the DoubleTree in King of Prussia, Montgomery County at 3pm.
Ayotte, a former state Attorney General, was elected in 2010 and is one of just a handful of congressional Republicans from the northeast. She’s a rising star in the GOP, and was even mentioned among possible vice presidential candidates for Romney.
She’s been a vocal surrogate for the Republican during a cycle when the GOP seeks to expand “women’s issues” from its traditional definition – equal pay, access to contraception, abortion rights, etc. – to the broader topic of economic well-being.
These are Tuesday’s events:
Senator Ayotte Attends Camp Hill Victory Rally
Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center
1150 Camp Hill Bypass
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Senator Ayotte Attends King of Prussia Women for Mitt Rally
Doubletree Valley Forge
301 West DeKalb Pike
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
3:00 PM EDT
Here’s Ayotte at the Republican National Convention in August: