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Saying It With Flowers

While New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte struggles to defend her controversial vote against a gun control measure to expand background checks, Arizona Sen. John McCain was showered with roses for supporting it. At a town hall meeting, he received 19 roses representing the 19 people wounded or killed in the 2011 mass shooting in Tuscon for supporting the legislation. By contrast, Ayotte and others who blocked the bill are plummeting in the polls.

(Photos from left: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta,AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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