Politics

Vice president speculation marks the latest stage of Kelly Ayotte’s swift ascent

CONCORD, N.H. — In 2002, Kelly Ayotte was a 34-year-old state prosecutor when she was called into the office of Craig Benson, the newly elected governor.

Benson, a Republican, told her he needed a legal counsel, a job Ayotte appeared keen to land. At the close of the interview, though, Ayotte concluded on an unexpected note.

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