FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2012 file photo, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. gestures while speaking at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Republicans locked in close races _ from

 

              FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2012 file photo, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. gestures while speaking  at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Republicans locked in close races _ from
FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2012 file photo, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. gestures while speaking at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Republicans locked in close races _ from Mitt Romney to Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown _ on Wednesday disavowed Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's comment that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape, “that's something God intended.” Other Republicans also immediately distanced themselves from the tea party-backed Mourdock. Ayotte canceled a planned trip to campaign with the candidate Wednesday and issued a statement saying she disagreed with him. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)