Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) is an emerging GOP voice on foreign policy, but Tuesday night she bragged about her snow-shoveling skills.

In a speech highlighting the plight of small business owners during the Obama administration, Ayotte mentioned that her husband, Joe Daley, a retired military pilot, flew missions during the war in Iraq. Ayotte said that when he came home “he started a a landscaping and snow-plowing company. "And when I say he, I mean we, because I spent many a sleepless night shoveling snow, 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.”"

New Hampshire's junior senator delivered familiar GOP attack lines against President Obama'’s economic record and said Mitt Romney would move to repeal the 2010 health-care reform law “on day one” of his presidency.

Ayotte has served as one of Romney'’s top female campaign trail surrogates. Last month she joined Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) at a series of town hall meetings in four swing states to highlight concerns about how impending military budget cuts could adversely affect military contractors and research institutes that depend on Pentagon funding.