This morning, Ayotte received another vice-president mention in the national press, this time from the NBC News political unit’s blog, First Read:
Yesterday, learned that the former Massachusetts governor tapped his longtime aide and ’08 campaign manager, Beth Myers, to lead his VP search. … Having Myers lead this search will only reinforce the C.W. that Romney is going to zero in on folks like Portman, Ryan or even a Kelly Ayotte and not be looking for, shall we say, a game-changer.
Gamblers have been responding to the positive press. The odds on Kelly Ayotte becoming Mitt Romney’s vice president pick is trending up on Intrade. Today, Ayotte closed at $.30/share as bettors give her a 3% chance of becoming the nominee. That’s up from $.05/share two weeks ago and an all-time high for her. Marco Rubio continues to be favorite, with gamblers giving him a 23% chance of receiving the nod from Romney.