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Democratic Rep. Paul W. Hodes said Monday that he supports extending Bush-era tax cuts for all but the wealthy.

State Attorney General Kelly Ayotte said that will hurt thousands of small-business owners whose profits are treated as income.

Miss Ayotte tapped into anti-incumbent fervor and cast herself as a Washington outsider who would cut taxes and spending.

Mr. Hodes criticized her for wanting to cut spending without considering the harm it could cause. He cited her call to repeal health care reforms.