2016 Senate Debate Coverage

2016 Senate DebateWKXL partnered with NECN, WGIR, Concord Monitor, and New England College to bring the 2016 Senate Debate between Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R) and Gov. Maggie Hassan (D).

Our own Chris Ryan’s question to Sen. Ayotte on whether Donald Trump should be considered a role model went viral online, was picked up by many national news agencies, and spawned countless editorials. Check out some highlights of the coverage here:

  • Gov. Maggie Hassan’s campaign released this television ad with the quote from the debate: https://youtu.be/ISsevHRwzec
  • Coverage of the comments on MSNBC’s Morning Joe: https://youtu.be/kDQoL_3ISDY
  • Mash-up national coverage over the comments, including NBC’s Today, MSNBC, Fox News, and NBC: https://youtu.be/kDQoL_3ISDY
Here is a list of many other news and opinion articles covering this:

Washington Post: Kelly Ayotte’s Donald Trump agony continues

Huffington Post: Kelly Ayotte Thinks Donald Trump Is A Good Role Model, But She Still Won’t Endorse Him

Mediaite: New Hampshire’s Kelly Ayotte Calls Trump a Good Role Model, Sets Internet Ablaze
Jezebel: Kelly Ayotte is Having a Hard Time Finding Her Place in This Election
The Hill: Democrats rip Ayotte’s Trump stumble
Boston Globe: Kelly Ayotte says she ‘misspoke’ by saying Donald Trump is a role model for children

CNN: Ayotte says Trump ‘absolutely’ a role model for kids in NH debate, later says she misspoke

ABC News: US Sen. Kelly Ayotte Says She ‘Misspoke’ After Calling Trump Role Model
NBC News: Ayotte Says She ‘Misspoke’ After Calling Trump a Role Model for Kids
Yahoo: Sen. Ayotte says she ‘misspoke’ when she said Trump would be a role model for kids
USA Today: Ayotte calls Trump role model in debate, quickly changes her mind

Boston Herald: Kelly Ayotte defends support of Donald Trump during debate – later says he’s no role model
NY Daily News: N.H. senator ‘misspoke’ after calling Donald Trump a role model