FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2013, file photo Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., questions President Barack Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense, Sen. Chuck Hagel, ... more 
FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2013, file photo Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., questions President Barack Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense, Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., during his Capitol Hill confirmation hearing. Ayotte has taken a sustained political beating on New Hampshire television sets for voting with her Republican Party and against universal background checks on gun purchases. And Republicans close to the first-term senator concede that her popularity has subsequently suffered. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) less 
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