Kelly Ayotte's file:

Republican from New Hampshire

Kelly Ayotte is a U.S. Senator representing New Hampshire as a Republican. She was the first woman to serve as her state's attorney general. Appointed to that position in 2004 by a Republican governor, she was twice reappointed by a Democratic governor.

Recent statements involving Kelly Ayotte

The deficit this year could pay "all of the 2013 salaries of every professional baseball player for the next 248 years."

Under President George W. Bush, "we added $4.9 trillion to the debt. Under President Obama … we’ve added $6.5 trillion to the debt."

Mental health provisions related to mass shootings "got over 90 votes in the Senate."

"In New Hampshire, 93 percent of Democrats, 79 percent of Republicans, 82 percent of gun owners and 60 percent of NRA households support background checks."

Says Kelly Ayotte voted to "fix background checks."

Recent stories featuring Kelly Ayotte

Is Ayotte's hot-stove league analogy correct?:

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said the federal deficit could pay "all of the 2013 salaries of every professional baseball player for the next 248 years." Is she right?

Amid good jobs report, an old 'promise' resurfaces:

Did President Barack Obama promise to keep unemployment below 8 percent if Congress passed his stimulus? Not exactly, but Republicans haven't given up their talking point.

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