United States Senate election in New Hampshire, 2016

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United States Senate election in New Hampshire, 2016
New Hampshire
2010 ←
November 8, 2016
→ 2022

Party Republican Democratic

Incumbent U.S. Senator

Kelly Ayotte

The 2016 United States Senate election in New Hampshire will take place on November 8, 2016, concurrently with the 2016 U.S. presidential election as well as other elections to the United States Senate and House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte has not yet said whether she will seek re-election to a second term.

Republican primary[edit]

Ayotte is predicted to face opposition in the primary from a Tea Party candidate. In October 2013, former New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jack Kimball said: "There is no question in my mind that she will garner a primary challenger".[1]

She is also speculated to be a potential candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2016[2][3] as well as a potential running mate.[1] If she is the Vice Presidential nominee, she can appear on the ballot twice and run for re-election at the same time.[1]



Democratic primary[edit]




General election[edit]


Poll source Date(s)
Margin of
Ayotte (R)
Hassan (D)
Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling January 9–12, 2014 1,354 ± 2.7% 46% 40% 14%
Public Policy Polling September 13–16, 2013 1,038 ± 3% 45% 44% 11%
Public Policy Polling April 19–21, 2013 933 ± 3.2% 44% 46% 10%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Abby Livingston (October 30, 2013). "For N.H. Republicans, Pain Is Probably Temporary". Roll Call. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ Horn, Caroline (May 3, 2013) "Potential 2016 hopefuls test the waters in key states", CBS News.com. Retrieved May 17, 2013.
  3. ^ Feldmann, Linda (July 13, 2013) "Marco Rubio for president? 13 Republicans who might run next time - 11. Kelly Ayotte", Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  4. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_VSGBW8ADk Pundit prediction: Hassan knocks off Ayotte in 2016
  5. ^ http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/987733-469/ayotte-lynch-race-no-dice.html