Kelly Ayotte, 42, made her name in New Hampshire as a crime-fighting prosecutor. She led the attorney general's homicide unit before being named attorney general in 2004 -- the first woman to hold the position. Staunchly pro-life, as attorney general Ayotte fought Planned Parenthood's challenge to the state's Parental Notification Prior to Abortion Act. She favors repealing healthcare reform and opposes stimulus spending.
Who she beat: Two-term Democratic Congressman Paul Hodes
What she'll champion: Reductions in government spending, cutting taxes and helping small businesses prosper