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Sen. Kelly Ayotte visits with volunteers packaging care boxes for U.S. troops as she campaigns for reelection in New Hampshire. (Lisa Mascaro / Los Angeles Times)
Sen. Kelly Ayotte visits with volunteers packaging care boxes for U.S. troops as she campaigns for reelection in New Hampshire. (Lisa Mascaro / Los Angeles Times)

Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte may be voting for Donald Trump, but she really doesn’t like talking about it. 

Unfortunately for the New Hampshire senator — and several of her GOP colleagues in battleground states — it’s a question that keeps coming up.

“Listen, I’ve said what my position is,” she said with slight exasperation during an interview at a campaign stop in her hometown of Nashua to help volunteers stuff care packages for overseas military troops.

Over the last month, Ayotte, who is facing a tough reelection battle this fall, stood by the combative GOP presidential nominee despite his attacks on the Gold Star parents of a fallen U.S. soldier, his suggestion that “2nd Amendment people” could stop Hillary Clinton from choosing Supreme Court justices and even his initial refusal to endorse Ayotte herself following her critiques of some of his statements.

“I’m beating her in the polls by a lot,” Trump boasted earlier this month, saying his support in New Hampshire was better than hers.

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