Which Women Made It to the Senate?

A record 15 women vied for seats in the upper house of Congress -- see who made it (16 Photos)

Cynthia Ramnarace on Oct 13, 2010 at 1:45PM

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Which Women Made It to the Senate?

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Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire)

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

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