Rubio’s PAC Releases Ad Defending Kelly Ayotte On Guns

Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) political action committee has released an ad defending Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) on guns as the New Hampshire Republican faces a barrage of criticism for voting against expanded background checks.

The 30-second spot titled “Quite” by Rubio’s “Reclaim America PAC” was posted to the Floridian’s YouTube account. The group has reportedly taken out a six-figure ad buy in New Hampshire, where the first Republican presidential primary takes place every four years.

“Safety. Security. Family. No one understands these things like a mom,” a narrator in the ad says. “Ayotte voted to fix background checks, strengthen mental health screenings and more resources to prosecute criminals using guns.”

Ayotte voted against expanding background checks to gun shows and Internet sales where they’re not required, but voted to change the parameters of the existing background check system.

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