The Latest: Avenatti in New Hampshire as he weighs 2020 bid

GREENFIELD, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on Avenatti weighing 2020 presidential bid during New Hampshire visit (all times local):

6:15 p.m.

An attorney who has bedeviled President Donald Trump during the past year over his personal relationships and immigration policies has made a presidential pitch to Democratic voters in New Hampshire on Sunday.

Michael Avenatti, who represents adult film actress Stormy Daniels in her case against Trump, tells Hillsborough County Democrats that he is considering matching Trump's confrontational style with his own pugilistic brand in a 2020 presidential run.

"When they go low, we hit harder," Avenatti says, modifying a former first lady Michelle Obama slogan.

He says Democrats today are fighting for "nothing short of the survival of our republic."

Avenatti is putting a toe in the 2020 race, posting a platform on Twitter and recently visiting Iowa, another key primary state.


9:21 a.m.

Michael Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of adult film star Stormy Daniels, is attending a New Hampshire picnic held by local Democrats as he weighs a bid for the White House.

Avenatti is scheduled to attend the Hillsborough County Democrats' Summer Picnic fundraiser in Greenfield on Sunday afternoon. Proceeds will contribute to efforts in the county to elect Democrats.

New Hampshire is the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state. Avenatti also recently visited Iowa, which holds the caucuses that signal the beginning of the presidential nomination process.

Avenatti has gained national attention for representing Daniels in her lawsuit against Trump following an alleged 2006 affair, which the president denies.