The Associated Press
Senator Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., speaks to delegates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Politicians never seem run out of things to boast about when they're telling their personal stories on the convention stage. One New England pol was even touting her snowplowing skills.

New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte explained her husband, Joe, started a family business, a landscaping and snowplowing company, after returning home after flying combat missions in Iraq.

"And when I say he, I mean we — because I spent many a sleepless night shoveling snow," Ayotte said. "And I'm proud of the fact that in addition to being a United States Senator, I'm also pretty good with a snow plow."

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