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{{Support vote}} Ayotte voted for S.47 -- Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. The bill was passed by the Senate on February 12, 2013, with a vote of 78 - 22. The purpose of the bill was to combat violence against women, from domestic violence to international trafficking in persons. All 22 dissenting votes were cast by Republicans.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/42501#.UkRXCD_TCgQ ''Project Vote Smart,'' "S 47 - Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 - Voting Record," accessed September 25, 2013]</ref>
 
{{Support vote}} Ayotte voted for S.47 -- Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. The bill was passed by the Senate on February 12, 2013, with a vote of 78 - 22. The purpose of the bill was to combat violence against women, from domestic violence to international trafficking in persons. All 22 dissenting votes were cast by Republicans.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/42501#.UkRXCD_TCgQ ''Project Vote Smart,'' "S 47 - Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 - Voting Record," accessed September 25, 2013]</ref>
  
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On April 17, 2013, the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] took a vote on and defeated a measure that would have expanded federal background checks for firearms purchases.<ref>[http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/04/17/177638177/senate-rejects-expanded-background-checks-for-gun-sales ''NPR'' "Senate Rejects Expanded Background Checks For Gun Sales" Accessed April 19, 2013]</ref>  The vote was 54-46, with supporters falling six votes short of the required 60-vote threshold.<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/17/background-check-plan-in-trouble-as-dems-call-votes-on-gun-bill/#ixzz2Qv2MIpUR ''Fox News'' "Background check plan defeated in Senate, Obama rips gun bill opponents" Accessed April 19, 2013]</ref> Only four Republican members of the Senate voted for the bill, and Ayotte was not one of them-- making her the sole senator from the Northeast to take part in what was called a "triumph for the National Rifle Association."<ref>[http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2013/04/18/177799987/historically-speaking-no-surprise-in-senate-gun-control-vote ''NPR'' "Historically Speaking, No Surprise In Senate Gun Control Vote" Accessed April 19, 2013]</ref><ref name=post>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sen-kelly-ayotte-becomes-focus-of-gun-control-groups-efforts/2013/04/30/11531828-b1bb-11e2-baf7-5bc2a9dc6f44_story.html ''The Washington Post,'' "Sen. Kelly Ayotte becomes focus of gun-control groups after voting against background checks," May 1, 2013]</ref> Despite New Hampshire's as well as the region's "long tradition of support for gun rights," one poll this year showed that almost 95 percent of state residents support background checks. Underlining this statistic, in the weeks following her vote against the legislation, Ayotte encountered severe backlash on both the local and national level. In addition to declining job approval ratings, tensions over Ayotte's decision to oppose the Senate's bipartisan efforts--with full backing from the Obama administrion--to stiffen background checks for prospective gun owners came to the fore through a series of tense live interactions at town hall meetings back in New Hampshire in the aftermath of the vote. The town halls were arranged by national organizations such as Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and liberal think tank the Center for American Progress, in partnership with New Hampshire voters and local gun control activists.<ref name=post/> When prompted by the son of one of the from the Newtown, Connecticut shooting victims to defend her nay vote, Ayotte said she did not believe in the bill's ability to prevent tragedies such as the Newtown elementary school shooting, and instead would like to redirect the debate to target the mental health issues at the root of the violence. She also acknowledged the amount of resistance her vote provoked from colleagues and constituents, saying that “We can have strong disagreements, but ultimately everything should be debated and discussed. And I’ll continue to do that.”  Ayotte indicated that she would support measures which, unlike the legislation she recently rejected, would effectively motivate the U.S. Justice Department take their job of enforcing and prosecuting existing gun laws more seriously, and to staunch the sales of firearms on the black market."<ref name=post/>
 
On April 17, 2013, the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] took a vote on and defeated a measure that would have expanded federal background checks for firearms purchases.<ref>[http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/04/17/177638177/senate-rejects-expanded-background-checks-for-gun-sales ''NPR'' "Senate Rejects Expanded Background Checks For Gun Sales" Accessed April 19, 2013]</ref>  The vote was 54-46, with supporters falling six votes short of the required 60-vote threshold.<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/17/background-check-plan-in-trouble-as-dems-call-votes-on-gun-bill/#ixzz2Qv2MIpUR ''Fox News'' "Background check plan defeated in Senate, Obama rips gun bill opponents" Accessed April 19, 2013]</ref> Only four Republican members of the Senate voted for the bill, and Ayotte was not one of them-- making her the sole senator from the Northeast to take part in what was called a "triumph for the National Rifle Association."<ref>[http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2013/04/18/177799987/historically-speaking-no-surprise-in-senate-gun-control-vote ''NPR'' "Historically Speaking, No Surprise In Senate Gun Control Vote" Accessed April 19, 2013]</ref><ref name=post>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sen-kelly-ayotte-becomes-focus-of-gun-control-groups-efforts/2013/04/30/11531828-b1bb-11e2-baf7-5bc2a9dc6f44_story.html ''The Washington Post,'' "Sen. Kelly Ayotte becomes focus of gun-control groups after voting against background checks," May 1, 2013]</ref> Despite New Hampshire's as well as the region's "long tradition of support for gun rights," one poll this year showed that almost 95 percent of state residents support background checks. Underlining this statistic, in the weeks following her vote against the legislation, Ayotte encountered severe backlash on both the local and national level. In addition to declining job approval ratings, tensions over Ayotte's decision to oppose the Senate's bipartisan efforts--with full backing from the Obama administrion--to stiffen background checks for prospective gun owners came to the fore through a series of tense live interactions at town hall meetings back in New Hampshire in the aftermath of the vote. The town halls were arranged by national organizations such as Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and liberal think tank the Center for American Progress, in partnership with New Hampshire voters and local gun control activists.<ref name=post/> When prompted by the son of one of the from the Newtown, Connecticut shooting victims to defend her nay vote, Ayotte said she did not believe in the bill's ability to prevent tragedies such as the Newtown elementary school shooting, and instead would like to redirect the debate to target the mental health issues at the root of the violence. She also acknowledged the amount of resistance her vote provoked from colleagues and constituents, saying that “We can have strong disagreements, but ultimately everything should be debated and discussed. And I’ll continue to do that.”  Ayotte indicated that she would support measures which, unlike the legislation she recently rejected, would effectively motivate the U.S. Justice Department take their job of enforcing and prosecuting existing gun laws more seriously, and to staunch the sales of firearms on the black market."<ref name=post/>
  

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Kelly Ayotte
Kelly Ayotte.jpg
U.S. Senate, New Hampshire
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJudd A. Gregg (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$4,414,291
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Hampshire Attorney General
2004-2009
Education
Bachelor'sPennsylvania State University
J.D.Villanova University
Personal
BirthdayJune 27, 1968
Place of birthNashua, New Hampshire
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$773,505
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Kelly A. Ayotte (b. June 27, 1968, in Nashua, New Hampshire) is a Republican member of the United States Senate from the state of New Hampshire. She was first elected to the Senate in 2010.

Prior to her election to the U.S. Senate, Ayotte was a prosecutor for the Office of the New Hampshire Attorney General.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Ayotte is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Ayotte was born in Nashua, New Hampshire. She attended Nashua High School and received a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in political science. Her thesis was The informal organizational culture's effects on women faculty in the College of Liberal Arts at the Pennsylvania State University.[2]In 1993, Ayotte graduated from Villanova University School of Law, where she had served as editor of the Environmental Law Journal.

Career

Below is a brief summary of Ayotte's political and professional career:[1]

Political career

On June 15th, 2004, Ayotte was appointed as State Attorney General by Republican Governor Craig Benson following the resignation of Peter Heed, who, at the time, was under investigation for sexually harassing a female state employee at a event held at the Mount Washington Hotel. [3]

Committee assignments

U.S. Senate

2013-2014

Ayotte serves on the following Senate committees[4]:

2011-2012

Ayotte served on the following committees:[5]

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] The Senate has confirmed 16,878 out of 19,009 executive nominations received thus far (88.8%). For more information pertaining to Ayotte's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

John Brennan CIA nomination

Voted "No" Ayotte voted against the confirmation of John Brennan as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The nomination was confirmed by the Senate on March 7, 2013, with a vote of 63 - 34. Most Democrats supported the nomination, while Republicans were somewhat divided with roughly one-third supporting the nomination.[8]

Drones filibuster

See also: Rand Paul filibuster of John Brennan's CIA Nomination in March 2013

On March 6, 2013, Senator Rand Paul (R) led a 13-hour filibuster of President Obama's CIA Director nominee, John Brennan. Paul started the filibuster in order to highlight his concerns about the administration's drone policies. In particular, Paul said he was concerned about whether a drone could be used to kill an American citizen within the United States border, without any due process involved. Paul and other civil liberties activists have been critical that President Obama did not offer a clear response to the question. A total of 14 senators joined Paul in the filibuster -- 13 Republicans and one Democrat.[9][10][11]

According to the website Breitbart, Ayotte was 1 of 30 Republican senators who did not support the filibuster.[12][13]

The day after the filibuster, Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter to Paul, responding to the filibuster. Holder wrote, "Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on U.S. soil? The answer to that is no."[14]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013#Government Shutdown and Default Prevention Act

An aide for Ayotte said, "Any days that federal workers do not get paid, Sen. Ayotte will donate her salary to a New Hampshire charity."[15]

Voted "Yes" During the shutdown in October 2013, the Senate rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[16] The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from Republican members. Ayotte voted with the Democratic Party for the bill.[17]

No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013

Voted "Yes" Ayotte voted for H.R.325 -- No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013. The bill passed the Senate on January 31, 2013, with a vote of 64 - 34. The purpose of the bill was to temporarily suspended the debt ceiling and withhold the pay of members of Congress until a budget could be passed. The vote largely followed party lines with Democrats overwhelmingly supporting it and many Republicans in opposition to the bill.[18]

Immigration

Mexico-U.S. border

Voted "Yes" Ayotte voted for Senate Amendment 1197 -- Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border. The amendment was rejected by the Senate on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 39 - 54. The purpose of the amendment was to require the completion of 350 miles of fence described in the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 before registered provisional immigrant status may be granted. It would also require 700 miles of fence be completed before the status of registered provisional immigrants may be changed to permanent resident status. The vote followed party lines.[19]

Social Issues

Violence Against Women (2013)

Voted "Yes" Ayotte voted for S.47 -- Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. The bill was passed by the Senate on February 12, 2013, with a vote of 78 - 22. The purpose of the bill was to combat violence against women, from domestic violence to international trafficking in persons. All 22 dissenting votes were cast by Republicans.[20]

Background checks on gun sales

On April 17, 2013, the U.S. Senate took a vote on and defeated a measure that would have expanded federal background checks for firearms purchases.[21] The vote was 54-46, with supporters falling six votes short of the required 60-vote threshold.[22] Only four Republican members of the Senate voted for the bill, and Ayotte was not one of them-- making her the sole senator from the Northeast to take part in what was called a "triumph for the National Rifle Association."[23][24] Despite New Hampshire's as well as the region's "long tradition of support for gun rights," one poll this year showed that almost 95 percent of state residents support background checks. Underlining this statistic, in the weeks following her vote against the legislation, Ayotte encountered severe backlash on both the local and national level. In addition to declining job approval ratings, tensions over Ayotte's decision to oppose the Senate's bipartisan efforts--with full backing from the Obama administrion--to stiffen background checks for prospective gun owners came to the fore through a series of tense live interactions at town hall meetings back in New Hampshire in the aftermath of the vote. The town halls were arranged by national organizations such as Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and liberal think tank the Center for American Progress, in partnership with New Hampshire voters and local gun control activists.[24] When prompted by the son of one of the from the Newtown, Connecticut shooting victims to defend her nay vote, Ayotte said she did not believe in the bill's ability to prevent tragedies such as the Newtown elementary school shooting, and instead would like to redirect the debate to target the mental health issues at the root of the violence. She also acknowledged the amount of resistance her vote provoked from colleagues and constituents, saying that “We can have strong disagreements, but ultimately everything should be debated and discussed. And I’ll continue to do that.” Ayotte indicated that she would support measures which, unlike the legislation she recently rejected, would effectively motivate the U.S. Justice Department take their job of enforcing and prosecuting existing gun laws more seriously, and to staunch the sales of firearms on the black market."[24]

As of Public Policy Polling Institute's April 19-21 poll, Ayotte's approval rating dropped 15 percentage points since October, and 50 percent of New Hampshire voters surveyed said that Ayotte’s rejection of the background check plan would make them less likely to support her in a future election, while 23 percent viewed her decision favorably. Ayotte will next come up for re-election in 2016.[25]

Mental heath bill

Following the Navy Yard shootings in September 2013, Ayotte and Mark Begich released a joint statement asking the Senate to consider a bill on mental health. They said, "“Given the clear connection between recent mass shootings and mental illness, the Senate should not delay bipartisan legislation that would help address this issue. We urge Leader Reid and Leader McConnell to work together to bring this bill to the Senate floor as a stand-alone bill that could be voted on and passed immediately."[26]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Ayotte voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. The bill was passed in the Senate by a 89 - 8 vote on January 1, 2013.[27]

Financial disclosure

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, which operates the political financial information website, Open Secrets, the then United States Senator-elect Kelly Ayotte failed to file a personal financial disclosure report for calendar year 2009. While there are records showing that the former New Hampshire Attorney General had filed a disclosure form covering the period of time between January 2008 until November 2009, four months after officially launching her Senate campaign, there is nothing to suggest that she delivered the form comprising all of the year 2009. Disclosure rules set down by the Senate Select Committee on Ethics "require any individual Senate candidate who raises or spends more than $5,000 to file a personal financial disclosure report within 30 days of meeting that financial threshold" and continue filing "reports every year he or she continues to be a candidate." [28] [29] Filing late with the committee will earn a candidate a $200 fine and "willful falsification of information of failure to file or report information required" can lead to a civil penalty up to $50,000, disciplinary action by the Senate Select Committee on Ethics or criminal prosecution. [28]

Jeff Grappone, a spokesman for the Republican Senator, stated that she was unaware that she needed to file the form. Ayotte, who resigned from her statewide position as attorney general on July 17th, 2009, "received no additional income" for that year and did not believe she "needed to file an additional form," according to a statement released by the campaign. [30] About a day after this report was published, Ayotte's spokesman reported that she had since filed the belated report with the committee. [31]

Abortion

Prior to the launch of her United States Senate campaign, Ayotte had simply stated that she was pro-life. In the run up to her throwing her hat into the Senate campaign ring, however, she clarified her position, arguing that "she would support abortion in limited cases, such as rape, incest or medical emergency." [32] Ayotte had also said that she was "committed to rescinding taxpayer funding of abortion in health care," in particular those concessions made by pro-abortion groups that helped assure the passage of the federal health care reform measure in March 2010. [33]

During the course of her 2010 United States Senate campaign, Ayotte received the endorsement of several pro-life originations, including the Susan B. Anthony List and the National Right to Life PAC, in addition to numerous national pro-life figures such as former Governor of Alaska and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. [34] [35] [36]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Kelly Ayotte endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [37]

Endorsement

Ayotte endorsed Scott Brown should he run for the U.S. Senate in New Hampshire. Brown is said to be considering a run. Ayotte said, "I served with Sen. Brown, I have a lot of respect for him. It’s up to him whether he’s going to run. But absolutely he’d be a very strong candidate."[38]

Elections

2010

On November 2, 2010, Ayotte was elected to the United States Senate. She defeated Paul W. Hodes (D), Chris Booth Independent) and Ken Blevens (Libertarian).[39]

U.S. Senate, New Hampshire General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKelly Ayotte 60.1% 273,218
     Democratic Paul W. Hodes 36.8% 167,545
     Independent Chris Booth 2% 9,194
     Libertarian Ken Blevens 1% 4,753
Total Votes 454,710

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ayotte is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ayotte raised a total of $4,414,291 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 25, 2013.[40]

Kelly Ayotte's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2010 U.S. Senate (New Hampshire) Won $4,414,291
Grand Total Raised $4,414,291

2010

Breakdown of the source of Ayotte's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Ayotte was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010. Her campaign committee raised a total of $4,414,291 and spent $3,540,079.[41]

U.S. Senate, New Hampshire, 2010 - Kelly Ayotte Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $4,414,291
Total Spent $3,540,079
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $4,939,739
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $4,893,222
Top contributors to Kelly Ayotte's campaign committee
Elliott Management$95,442
NorPAC$44,750
SAC Capital Advisors$29,500
FMR Corp$25,950
Verizon Communications$24,358
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Securities & Investment$569,696
Retired$359,704
Leadership PACs$252,049
Insurance$231,366
Lobbyists$194,504

Analysis

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[42]

Ayotte most often votes with:

Ayotte least often votes with:

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

2013

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Ayotte is a "rank-and-file Republican".[43]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Ayotte tied with one other U.S. Senator, ranking 36th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. Senate.[44]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Ayotte ranked 17th in the conservative rankings among U.S. senators.[45]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Kelly Ayotte has voted with the Republican Party 84.4% of the time, which ranked 32nd among the 46 Senate Republican members as of June 2013.[46]

Lifetime missed votes

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Ayotte missed 4 of 580 roll call votes from January 2011 to April 2013. This amounts to .7%, which is better than the median of 1.7% among current senators as of April 2013.[47]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Ayotte paid her congressional staff a total of $1,334,769 in 2011. She ranks second on the list of the lowest paid Republican senatorial staff salaries and ranks second overall of the lowest paid senatorial staff salaries in 2011. Overall, New Hampshire ranks 48th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $413,476,982 in fiscal year 2011.[48]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Ayotte's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $242,014 to $1,304,997. That averages to $773,505, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican senators in 2011 of $6,358,668. Her average net worth decreased by 10.42% from 2010.[49]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Ayotte's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $422,014 and $1,304,998. That averages to $863,506. The average net worth of Republican senators in 2010 was $7,054,258.[50]

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Personal

Ayotte currently resides in Nashua, New Hampshire with her husband, Joseph Daley. The couple has had two children together - Katherine and Jacob.

Other roles

See also

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Biographical Directory of U.S. Congress "Ayotte," Accessed July 1, 2013
  2. The informal organizational culture's effects on women faculty in the College of Liberal Arts at the Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania State University Libraries, OCLC 299197463
  3. NHPR News "Attorney General Resigns Over Misconduct Allegation" 16 June, 2004
  4. Congressional Quarterly "Senate Committee List" Accessed January 22, 2013
  5. Kelly Ayotte, Senator for New Hampshire "Committee Assignments"
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  8. Project Vote Smart, "PN 48 - Nomination of John Brennan to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency - Voting Record," accessed September 25, 2013
  9. CNN, "Rand Paul says he's heard from White House after filibuster," March 7, 2013
  10. USA Today, "Rand Paul filibuster ranks among Senate's longest," March 7, 2013
  11. ABC News, "Rand Paul wins applause from GOP and liberals," March 7, 2013
  12. Breitbart, "AWOL: Meet the GOP senators who refused to stand with Rand," March 7, 2013
  13. Politico, "Rand Paul filibuster blasted by Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham," March 7, 2013
  14. Washington Post, "Eric Holder responds to Rand Paul with ‘no’," March 7, 2013
  15. Washington Post, "Which lawmakers will refuse their pay during the shutdown?," accessed October 3, 2013
  16. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  17. Senate.gov, "H.R. 2775 As Amended," accessed October 31, 2013
  18. Project Vote Smart, "HR 325 - To Ensure the Complete and Timely Payment of the Obligations of the United States Government Until May 19, 2013 - Voting Record," accessed September 25, 2013
  19. Project Vote Smart, "S Amdt 1197 - Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border - Voting Record," accessed September 25, 2013
  20. Project Vote Smart, "S 47 - Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 - Voting Record," accessed September 25, 2013
  21. NPR "Senate Rejects Expanded Background Checks For Gun Sales" Accessed April 19, 2013
  22. Fox News "Background check plan defeated in Senate, Obama rips gun bill opponents" Accessed April 19, 2013
  23. NPR "Historically Speaking, No Surprise In Senate Gun Control Vote" Accessed April 19, 2013
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 The Washington Post, "Sen. Kelly Ayotte becomes focus of gun-control groups after voting against background checks," May 1, 2013
  25. Politico, "Poll: Kelly Ayotte approval drops after gun vote," April 26, 2013
  26. Politico, "Senators call for vote on mental health bill", accessed September 19, 2013
  27. U.S. Senate "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  28. 28.0 28.1 Senate Select Committee on Ethics - Public Financial Disclosure Report for United States Senate
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  30. Concord Monitor "Ayotte disclosure 7 months overdue" 16 Dec. 2010
  31. Open Secrets "Sen.-Elect Kelly Ayotte Files New Personal Financial Disclosure in Response to OpenSecrets.org Questions" 15 Dec. 2010
  32. Concord Monitor "Ayotte stresses security" 12 Aug. 2009
  33. Life News "New Hampshire Pro-Life Senate Candidate Kelly Ayotte Still Leading in Polls" 9 Aug. 2010
  34. Life News "New Hampshire Senate Candidate Kelly Ayotte Gets Pro-Life Group’s Okay" 16 July, 2010
  35. National Right to Life PAC - 2010 Senate Endorsements
  36. CBS News "As Palin Picks Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire, Palin-Endorsed Karen Handel Surges in Georgia" 19 July, 2010
  37. The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011
  38. Roll Call, "Ayotte: Scott Brown Would Be ‘Very Strong Candidate’ for Senate in N.H.", accessed November 11, 2013
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  43. Gov Track "Kelly Ayotte," Accessed May 8, 2013
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  45. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
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  48. LegiStorm "Ayotte"
  49. OpenSecrets.org "Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), 2011," accessed February 14, 2013
  50. OpenSecrets.org, "Ayotte (R-NH), 2010"
Political offices
Preceded by
Judd Gregg
United States Senate
2010–present
Succeeded by
'
Preceded by
Peter Heed
New Hampshire Attorney General
2004–2009
Succeeded by
Michael Delaney