In Maine, the Associated Press reports that Sen. Kelly Ayotte campaigned yesterday with Charlie Summers. Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire is campaigning on behalf of GOP candidate Charlie Summers in the U.S. Senate race in Maine. Ayotte has been touring the country with Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina to warn of the danger to national security of sequestration, a series of automatic, across-the-board federal cuts that will take effect if Congress doesn’t reach a budget solution. On Wednesday, she joined Summers at a roundtable discussion with representatives of defense contractors in Maine. She also attended a fundraiser on Summers’ behalf.
Meanwhile, the AP also reports that at a debate yesterday Charlie Summers slammed supposed Independent Angus King for once again attempting to line his own pockets when it comes to energy. “Summers suggested that King’s support of natural gas was an opportunity to line his own pockets and said King vetoed an increase in Meals on Wheels funding while promoting laptop computers for public school students. ‘You have to ask yourself, ‘What’s important?’ People being able to feed themselves or laptops?’ Summers said.”