Kelly Ayotte, just two years into her first Senate term, hailing from one of the smallest states in the nation, is being considered as a serious contender for the vice presidency, aided by a profile potentially helpful to the ticket. She has firmly established conservative bona fides but appeals to independents with a biography that boosters tout as enduringly “normal” — a mother of two who is married to a landscaper who flew combat missions during the Iraq War.
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