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 (Personnel; Readiness & Management Support - Ranking Member; Seapower); Budget; Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security - Ranking Member; Communications, Technology & the Internet; Consumer Protection, Product Safety & Insurance; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Financial & Contracting Oversight; Permanent Investigations); Special Aging

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

2014 Race Rating

(District: NH-B)
Tilts Democrat

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


Twitter Followers (@kellyayotte)


Sen. Kelly Ayotte has the 12th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.

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.