By the numbers 5/13/13

+34: net approval rating for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. 2014: the year Shaheen will seek re-election.

+5: net approval rating for Sen. Kelly Ayotte. 2016: the year Ayotte may seek re-election, if she chooses.

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte
U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte

Those figures are from a recent New England College poll. Shaheen is of course a leading abortion advocate. (Dispute that description? Show me one case in which she’d support an abortion restriction.) Ayotte is pro-life. She has taken a hit recently over her votes on Second Amendment-related bills & procedures. It’s tough for me to go along with any characterization of her as weak on the Second Amendment OR as “giving criminals a pass” per a recent TV ad. By the way, have the people who supported that ad already forgotten about Ayotte’s prosecution of Michael Addison for killing Officer Michael Briggs?

One Twitter feed to follow: @NHFB. The New Hampshire Food Bank offers many volunteer opportunities and dates for food drives.

Two: number of Marches for Life last week, one in Canada and one in Italy. Tens of thousands of people turned out for each one. See coverage on the home page of LifeSiteNews today.