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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.)

Deputy Whip

Political Highlights: N.H. attorney general, 2004-09; U.S. Senate, 2011-present
Born: June 27, 1968; Nashua, N.H.
Residence: Nashua
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Husband, Joseph Daley; two children
Education: Pennsylvania State U., B.A. 1990; Villanova U., J.D. 1993
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Readiness & Management Support - Chairwoman; Seapower); Budget; Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security - Chairwoman; Communications, Technology, Innovation & the Internet; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Federal Spending Oversight & Emergency Management; Permanent Investigations); Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Election History
2010generalKelly Ayotte (R) 273,21860.0
Paul Hodes (D) 167,54536.8
Chris Booth (I) 9,1942.0
Ken Blevens (LIBERT) 4,7531.0
Roll Call Vitals


New Hampshire is 50th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.