Maggie Hassan's pitch as she officially joined the race she's now been running for months was practiced -- and pointed.
"I've been working for the people of New Hampshire and Kelly Ayotte has been standing with special interests time and time again, whether it's with the Supreme Court or now with Donald Trump, and his special interest backers."
Hassan cited her efforts to control the cost of higher education and defend abortion rights with votes Ayotte has taken to cut Pell grants and defund Planned Parenthood.
When she filed her campaing last week, Kelly Ayotte said Hassan lacked her dept of understanding of national security threats. Hassan, meanwhile, criticized Ayotte for signing onto a letter sent by GOP senators in March that warned Iran that the next president undo any nuclear agreement struck with President Obama.