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, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of New Hampshire, concurrently with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States 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. She is speculated to be a potential candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2016[1][2][3][4] as well as a potential running mate.[5] If she is the Vice Presidential nominee, she can appear on the ballot twice and run for re-election at the same time.[5]

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".[5]



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. ^ Horn, Caroline (May 3, 2013) "Potential 2016 hopefuls test the waters in key states", CBS News.com. Retrieved May 17, 2013.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "N.H. Sen. Kelly Ayotte's chances in N.H. for 2016", Concord Monitor. February 26, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  4. ^ Kucinich, Jackie (April 16, 2014). "Rep. Marsha Blackburn joins the wish list of GOP women contenders for 2016". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j John DiStaso (November 14, 2014). "Analysis: NH Democrats already have deep bench for top races in 2016". New Hampshire Journal. Retrieved November 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/987733-469/ayotte-lynch-race-no-dice.html