(THE HILL) — A top staffer for Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) resigned Saturday evening after allegations emerged that he had solicited a prostitute.
The Boston Globe reported on Sunday that David Wihby, 61, stepped down after a year as Ayotte’s state director in New Hampshire. He was arrested Friday night in Nashua on suspicion of attempting to hire a prostitute.
“I am shocked and deeply saddened that David Wihby, my state director and a friend for many years, has been arrested under these circumstances,” Ayotte, who is up for reelection next year, said in a statement.
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“David obviously cannot continue his duties, and I accepted his resignation,” she continued. “This is a very difficult time and my thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved.”