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Mitt Romney names Kelly Ayotte as potential VP, thoughts?

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    During an interview on Sean Hannity, Mitt Romney was asked about who he wanted as a potential VP if he were elected. He said there was about 15 names he had in mind, but he specifically mentioned Kelly Ayotte, the Senator from New Hampshire.

    Anyone know anything about her? Is she a viable option or just Romney looking for a news slot to keep his campaign fresh?
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    Kelly Ayotte is an unknown amongst voters outside of New Hampshire, but so was Sarah Palin when she was selected as McCain's running mate. According to her Wikipedia profile, Ayotte is:

    Now serving as New Hampshire junior senator from New Hampshire
    During her 2010 Senate campaign, she was endorsed by John McCain, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Haley Barbour, and Rick Santorum

    Graduate of Villanova University School of Law
    Served as New Hampshire Attorney General

    Was highly criticized for refusal to investigate charges against mortgage investment firm Financial Resources Mortgage (FRM)
    Republican candidate for governor, John Stephen has said that Ayotte "has to be held accountable" for her and the New Hampshire Department of Justice's failure to act on complaints received

    43 year old Roman Catholic
    Opposes abortions except in the case of rape or incest or health of the mother
    Opposes same sex marriage and adoption by same sex couples

    Opposes the Employee Free Choice Act and opposes any increase in the minimum wage
    Supports Arizona SB 1070, Arizona's anti-illegal immigration law passed in 2010
    Has pledged to sponsor and support legislation to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ObamaCare")

    Favors passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
    Opposed to TARP and the Stimulus bills
    Opposed passage of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and the Consumer Protection Act
    Supports the Ryan Budget Plan

    Supports the extension of the Bush tax cuts
    Supports the permanent elimination of all estate taxes
    Supports an immediate cut in payroll tax rates

    Supports cutting taxes for all corporations
    Supports cuts in capital gains taxes
    Supports reducing tax rates for small business owners who file individual income tax returns

    Supports a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan

    In other words, she sounds like she has solid Republican credentials, backed up with endorsements from both Sarah Palin and Rick Santorum...she should pass muster with the evangelicals.

    Most importantly, she was endorsed by Mitt Romney in 2010, and unlike the other slate of candidates that have had major disagreements with Mitt Romney on issues, she has a clean slate.

    I agree that she would be near the top of the list of potential candidates. However, she hasn't been vetted very carefully...at least not yet.


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    Kellly Ayotte, she is HORRIBLE, SHES NOT WHAT AMERICA NEEDS< SHES LIKE ANOTHER BUSH AND MITT ROMNEY IS AN IDIOT BABOON> SHE IS HIS BABOON SIDEKICK> THEY WILL MAKE FOOLS OF THEMSELVES GOING AGAINST OBAMA, (SUPPORTS BUSH TAX CUTS? ) PLEASE> SHES GONA MAKE EVERYTHING WORSE AND SO IS MITT ROMNEY, AND CONSUMERS DESERVE MORE PROTECTION AND RIGHTS< ALSO FOR MORTGAGES AND AGAINST WALL STREET WHO EXPLOIT CUSTOMERS> AND THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH MORE PROTECTION FOR PATIENTS IN HEALTHCARE< I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THE PATIENT AFFORDABILITY ACT THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA CREATED< PATIENTS DESERVE BETTER HEALTHCARE AT AN AFFORDABLE RATE AND PRESIDENT OBAMA IS DOING THE RIGHT THING WITH HEALTHCARE REFORM> REPUBLICANS ONLY CARE ABOUT SUPER RICH LIKE THEM< NOT THE UPPER MIDDLE CLASS OR LOWER MIDDLE CLASS FOR THAT MATTER. CORPORATIONS MUST PAY TAXES IT IS JUST>
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    I think that we should hope she runs as his VP - jusst so long as she resigns fromt he Senate to do so!  We'd love to see her go - can't believe we elected her!