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
Republican

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 is running for re-election to a second term in office.[1] She has also been speculated to be a potential candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2016[2][3][4][5] as well as a potential running mate.[6] If she is the Vice Presidential nominee, she can appear on the ballot twice and run for re-election at the same time,[6] though it may prove difficult for her to do so.[7]

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".[6]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Potential[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Kelly
Ayotte
Ovide
Lamontagne
Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling April 9–13, 2015 358 ± ? 57% 32% 12%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]

Declined[edit]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

With Ayotte
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Kelly
Ayotte (R)
Maggie
Hassan (D)
Other Undecided
Fabrizio, Lee and Associates June 25-28, 2015 500 ± ? 52% 41% 7%
Gravis Marketing April 21–22, 2015 1,117 ± 3% 51% 43% 6%
Public Policy Polling April 9–13, 2015 747 ± 3.6% 45% 46% 9%
Gravis Marketing March 18–19, 2015  ? ± ? 47% 45% 8%
Public Opinion Strategies February 17–18, 2015 424 ± 4.7% 46% 45% 9%
NBC News/Marist February 3–10, 2015 887 ± 3.3% 44% 48% 7%
New England College December 1, 2014 541 ± 4.21% 48.1% 42.5% 4.4% 5%
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%
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Kelly
Ayotte (R)
Ann McLane
Kuster (D)
Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling April 9–13, 2015 747 ± 3.6% 49% 38% 13%
With Lamontagne
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ovide
Lamontagne (R)
Maggie
Hassan (D)
Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling April 9–13, 2015 747 ± 3.6% 35% 54% 11%
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ovide
Lamontagne (R)
Ann McLane
Kuster (D)
Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling April 9–13, 2015 747 ± 3.6% 39% 43% 18%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b John DiStaso (November 7, 2014). "Ayotte, hoping Senate finally ‘gets things done,’ says she’ll seek reelection". NH Journal. Retrieved December 4, 2014. 
  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. ^ "N.H. Sen. Kelly Ayotte's chances in N.H. for 2016", Concord Monitor. February 26, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ James Pindell (December 15, 2014). "James Pindell - Would Ayotte run for Senate & VP at same time?". The Laconia Daily Sun. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ Pindell, James (March 13, 2015). "In N.H., a critical US Senate race is already taking shape". The Boston Globe. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  9. ^ Schinella, Tony (April 26, 2015). "Will O'Brien Primary Ayotte in 2016?". Concord Patch. Retrieved May 29, 2015. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ a b c Kyle Trygstad (December 17, 2014). "N.H. Democrats Prep Kelly Ayotte Challenge". Roll Call. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  12. ^ Andrea Drusch (February 19, 2015). "Why the Country's Most Powerless Governor Might Run for Senate". National Journal. Retrieved April 18, 2015. 
  13. ^ Paul Steinhauser (December 11, 2014). "Paul Steinhauser: Rep. Carol Shea-Porter talks 2016, achievements in Congress". NH1. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Ayotte-Lynch race? No dice". The Telegraph. December 20, 2012. Retrieved December 4, 2014. 
  15. ^ James Pindell (November 25, 2014). "Bedford Democrat quietly preparing to run for U.S. Senate against Ayotte". WMUR. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  16. ^ DiStaso, John (February 10, 2015). "Democratic political newcomer O’Connor files candidacy for 1st District U.S. House seat". NH Journal. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 

External Links[edit]

Official campaign websites