POLL: Could Ayotte or Hassan be the First Female President?
A Huffington Post story mentions the senator and the governor-elect as possible contenders in 2016.
U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, was among the contenders for Mitt Romney's running mate earlier this year. And already, some are mentioning her as a potential presidential candidate in 2016.
A Huffington Post story on Thursday looked at the possibility of electing a female president in 2016, and listed 21 potential candidates. Hillary Clinton was an obvious choice, but Ayotte and Gov.-Elect Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire were also named.
Ayotte, as the story points out, gained national exposure as one of Romney's top surrogates during this year's presidential campaign, even though Paul Ryan wound up being selected as the Republican vice presidential nominee. She also logged considerable time on the Sunday political show circuit. Hassan, meanwhile, is the second woman elected governor of New Hampshire, and has drawn praise for her strong fundraising, according to the Huffington Post.
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