Kelly Ayotte's popularity is shot - in stunning fashion.
Not even half way through her 1st term Ayottes political career is essentially over. There is no way you can even think of towing the GOP party line if your from the northeast. There is no way she can recover from saying No to background checks.
I am frankly astonished she would be so inept to not see what would happen with this vote that Americans by a wide margin support.
Its no wonder former GOP senator Olympia Snowe decided to retire, even McCain voted with democrats to pass background checks. Now you have Ayotte, in the senate barely 2 years, doing us all a favor, by showing the rest of America how callous our political class operates.
Its like the Republicans are self-destructing after years of fear mongering on security issues. The GOP is so far from the mainstream the only thing keeping them alive is corporate corrupt money.
Ayotte seemed to have been positioning herself to establish conservative credentials for a 2016 presidential primary or vp pick. She didnt help herself by patronizing Erica Lafferty, a relative of one of the sandy hook victims.
Except she cant even be considered for either job now. Going against her own constituents, callous disregard for a victims relative, putting party over people.
Ayotte is toast, and I would not be surprised if she resigned in the near future.