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VP Talk: Sen. Ayotte says she would have different philosophy from Biden [VIDEO]

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      Jamie Weinstein

      Jamie Weinstein is Senior Editor of The Daily Caller. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, the New York Daily News and The Washington Examiner, among many other publications. He also worked as the Collegiate Network Journalism Fellow at Roll Call Newspaper and is the winner of the 2011 "Funniest Celebrity in Washington" contest. A regular on Fox News and other cable news outlets, Weinstein received a master’s degree in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics in 2009 and a bachelor's degree in history and government from Cornell University in 2006. He is the author of the political satire, "The Lizard King: The Shocking Inside Account of Obama's True Intergalactic Ambitions by an Anonymous White House Staffer."

While dodging questions about speculation that she is under consideration to be Mitt Romney’s vice presidential nominee, New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte told The Daily Caller that she certainly has a different governing philosophy than the current vice president.

“You know I’m a strong support of Gov. Romney as the next president of the United States, and his philosophy is so different from this president’s,” she told TheDC in an extensive interview in her Senate office. “As would mine be, certainly, a philosophy very different from a Joe Biden not only in terms of foreign policy, but also just where our economy is right now.”

Ayotte also discusses an event she attended with the Romneys that included Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler, and said she will be campaigning with Romney in New Hampshire on Friday. Still, she insists that the Romney campaign has not contacted her to say she is under VP consideration.

Check back to TheDC later Friday to see Ayotte’s comments on Iran, Syria and the recent national security leaks. And check back next week to see Ayotte discuss the threat posed by defense sequestration.

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