Ayotte wants to take on Biden
May 22nd, 2012
01:27 PM ET
2 years ago

Ayotte wants to take on Biden

(CNN) - Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, frequently mentioned as a possible running mate for Mitt Romney, floated the idea of debating with Vice President Joe Biden and said she would find the situation "quite enjoyable."

In an interview with the Boston Herald published Tuesday, the junior senator said she "would love" to go head-to-head with Biden on the rising federal debt.
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Filed under: 2012 VP Pick • Joe Biden • Kelly Ayotte • New Hampshire
Ayotte: I’m more qualified than Obama
May 6th, 2012
01:54 PM ET
2 years ago

Ayotte: I’m more qualified than Obama

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, eyed as a possible running-mate pick for Mitt Romney, said on Sunday she was more qualified than Barack Obama was in 2008.

“I have, some would say, better experience than Barack Obama had when he was a senator, having been the chief law enforcement officer of my state, (then) to serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee,” Ayotte said on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Kelly Ayotte • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
Romney to team up with possible running mate in battleground state
April 30th, 2012
08:25 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney to team up with possible running mate in battleground state

Portsmouth, New Hampshire (CNN) - Could it be another try out for running mate?

One week after Mitt Romney teamed up with Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, he will join forces Monday with Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, at a campaign event along the state's seacoast.
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Filed under: 2012 • Kelly Ayotte • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
Romney to appear with possible VP pick Ayotte in New Hampshire
April 28th, 2012
03:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney to appear with possible VP pick Ayotte in New Hampshire

(CNN) – GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will return to the campaign trail on Monday after taking the weekend off, and for the second week in a row will appear alongside a potential vice presidential pick, his campaign said Saturday.

Romney will appear with U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a native of the New Hampshire who has backed him and is seen as a rising star in the Republican party, at an event in Portsmouth.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Kelly Ayotte • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
Romney names possible running mate
November 22nd, 2011
01:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney names possible running mate

(CNN) – GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney on Monday dropped a name for a possible running mate should he secure his party's nomination.

"There are probably 15 names of people, including (New Hampshire Sen.) Kelly Ayotte," Romney said in an interview on Fox News. "I mean, there are terrific Republicans in the Senate, in the House, in governors' offices."

Programming note: GOP presidential candidates face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, November 22, in the CNN Republican National Security Debate in Washington, D.C.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Kelly Ayotte • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
Who can make a difference in New Hampshire?
November 22nd, 2011
12:01 PM ET
3 years ago

Who can make a difference in New Hampshire?

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – Mitt Romney snapped up two of the biggest endorsements in New Hampshire last weekend - in particular Sen. Kelly Ayotte, easily the most valuable endorsement in the state so far.

But with the first-in-the-nation primary just seven weeks away, which state Republicans are left who could still jump in and make a difference in the GOP presidential contest?

Programming note: GOP presidential candidates face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, November 22, in the CNN Republican National Security Debate in Washington, D.C.
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Filed under: 2012 • Kelly Ayotte • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
N.H. Senator Ayotte to endorse Romney
November 19th, 2011
09:46 PM ET
3 years ago

N.H. Senator Ayotte to endorse Romney

Peterborough, New Hampshire (CNN) - New Hampshire U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, in an e-mail announcing her endorsement, emphasized Mitt Romney's strength in a potential general election match-up against Barack Obama.

Ayotte will officially endorse Romney on Sunday afternoon. The former Massachusetts governor was the "strongest candidate" in the GOP field to take on Obama next year, she wrote supporters.
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Filed under: Kelly Ayotte • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
From one Grizzly to another
June 10th, 2011
09:52 PM ET
3 years ago

From one Grizzly to another

(CNN) - New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte said Friday she doesn't think Sarah Palin will jump into the race for the White House.

"If I were to make a prediction right now, I don't think that she will run, but anything can change," Ayotte said in an interview on CNN's "John King, USA."
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Filed under: 2012 • Kelly Ayotte • New Hampshire • Sarah Palin • TV-John King U.S.A.
Palin grabs coffee with Ayotte in New Hampshire
June 3rd, 2011
09:19 AM ET
3 years ago

Palin grabs coffee with Ayotte in New Hampshire

Portsmouth, New Hampshire (CNN) - For all the speculation about her motives, Sarah Palin ended the first leg of her unconventional nationwide bus tour by doing something very candidate-like: Meeting a top elected official over coffee at a quaint New Hampshire diner.

The potential White House hopeful sat down with Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte, one of Palin's so-called "Mama Grizzlies" from the 2010 election cycle, at the Golden Egg Diner in Portsmouth.
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Filed under: 2012 • Kelly Ayotte • New Hampshire • Sarah Palin
Senators misled by likely fake bin Laden photos
May 4th, 2011
07:25 PM ET
3 years ago

Senators misled by likely fake bin Laden photos

Washington (CNN) – Several senators said Wednesday they had seen a photograph of Osama bin Laden after he was shot, describing it to reporters and using it to help form their opinion on whether or not President Obama should release pictures of the dead terrorist.

Now, on a day when fake photographs of a dead bin Laden are flying around the internet, those senators say they cannot be sure whether what they saw and talked to reporters about was real.
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Filed under: Kelly Ayotte • Osama bin Laden • Saxby Chambliss • Scott Brown
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