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Kelly Ayotte on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Pro-life important for Supreme Court nominee, but not litmus. (Jun 2010)
  • Pro-life, with exceptions for rape, incest, and emergency. (Aug 2009)
  • Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
Kelly Ayotte on Budget & Economy
Click here for 5 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Stop professional politicians from bankrupting our country. (Aug 2010)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
Kelly Ayotte on Civil Rights
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  • Repeal state gay marriage law; don't repeal DOMA. (Jun 2010)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Kelly Ayotte on Corporations
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  • No tax increases on any business, including overseas jobs. (Sep 2010)
  • Reduce corporate tax rate; it's world's 2nd highest. (Jul 2010)
  • Understands the importance of small businesses. (Dec 2009)
  • Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Kelly Ayotte on Crime
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  • Tough-on-crime prosecutor. (Dec 2009)
  • Prosecuted first N.H. capital murder cases in over 60 years. (Dec 2009)
  • Death penalty needed when police officers killed. (Aug 2009)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Kelly Ayotte on Drugs
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  • Marijuana is illegal; I won't support medical use. (Aug 2010)
  • Enforce our drug laws. (Aug 2009)
Kelly Ayotte on Education
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  • Support school choice, charter schools, and home schooling. (Aug 2010)
Kelly Ayotte on Energy & Oil
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  • Responsibly tap U.S. reserves of natural gas and oil. (Aug 2010)
  • Responsibly expand domestic gas and oil. (Jul 2010)
  • Global warming is real, but should not cost jobs. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
Kelly Ayotte on Environment
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  • Highway spending priority over commuter rail. (Sep 2010)
  • Served as student Editor of Environmental Law Journal. (Dec 2009)
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Kelly Ayotte on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Kelly Ayotte on Foreign Policy
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  • There are still terrorists who want to kill us. (Jun 2010)
  • Rated -1 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
Kelly Ayotte on Free Trade
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  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Feb 2013)
Kelly Ayotte on Government Reform
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  • Praised Sen. Gregg for earmarks; but pledges against them. (Oct 2010)
  • Ban earmarks; Hodes voted for 9,000 of them. (Sep 2010)
  • Make Congressional pay "performance-based". (Sep 2010)
  • End earmarks; post donations online. (Jul 2010)
  • No Pork Pledge: decrease earmarking; increase transparency. (Aug 2010)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
Kelly Ayotte on Gun Control
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  • Passionate supporter of individual right to bear arms. (Jul 2010)
  • Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
  • Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty. (Sep 2013)
Kelly Ayotte on Health Care
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  • Reforms should lower costs and improve quality. (Jul 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
Kelly Ayotte on Homeland Security
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  • Husband is an Iraq war veteran. (Dec 2009)
  • Support members of military when they return from overseas. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
Kelly Ayotte on Immigration
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  • Stop the dangerous flow of illegal immigrants. (Jul 2010)
  • I support English as the language of our country. (Jun 2010)
  • Supports Arizona law against illegal immigration. (Jun 2010)
Kelly Ayotte on Jobs
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  • Government won't create jobs; it's our small businesses. (Sep 2010)
  • No minimum wage increase; no card-check; no mandatory leave. (Sep 2010)
Kelly Ayotte on Principles & Values
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  • Married with two children. (Dec 2009)
Kelly Ayotte on Social Security
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  • Open to raising the retirement age for younger workers. (Sep 2010)
Kelly Ayotte on Tax Reform
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  • Wrong philosophy to raise taxes during difficult economy. (Sep 2010)
  • Keep zero federal estate tax; don't return to 50%. (Sep 2010)
  • Eliminate death tax once and for all: it's double taxation. (Jul 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Kelly Ayotte on Technology
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  • Voted NO on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Withdrew support for policing websites for copyright. (May 2011)
Kelly Ayotte on War & Peace
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  • Israel has right to defend itself, even with Gaza flotilla. (Jun 2010)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
Kelly Ayotte on Welfare & Poverty
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Pro-life important for Supreme Court nominee, but not litmus: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Pro-life, with exceptions for rape, incest, and emergency: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Repeal state gay marriage law; don't repeal DOMA: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reforms should lower costs and improve quality: Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Open to raising the retirement age for younger workers: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support school choice, charter schools, and home schooling: Strongly Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(0 points on Social scale)
Highway spending priority over commuter rail: Favors topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Tough-on-crime prosecutor: Strongly Favors topic 9
Prosecuted first N.H. capital murder cases in over 60 years: Strongly Favors topic 9
Death penalty needed when police officers killed: Strongly Favors topic 9
Supports capital punishment for certain crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Passionate supporter of individual right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce corporate tax rate; it's world's 2nd highest: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Eliminate death tax once and for all: it's double taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Stop the dangerous flow of illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
I support English as the language of our country: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports Arizona law against illegal immigration: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
There are still terrorists who want to kill us: Strongly Favors topic 15
Support members of military when they return from overseas: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
End earmarks; post donations online: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
Husband is an Iraq war veteran: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Responsibly tap U.S. reserves of natural gas and oil: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Responsibly expand domestic gas and oil: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Global warming is real, but should not cost jobs: Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Marijuana is illegal; I won't support medical use: Strongly Favors topic 19
Enforce our drug laws: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Wrong philosophy to raise taxes during difficult economy: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Disapprove of increasing the debt limit: Opposes topic 20
Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record: Opposes topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20

Kelly Ayotte is a Hard-Core Conservative.
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