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Kelly Ayotte To Officiate Scott Brown's Daughter's Wedding

US Senator Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, walks to the weekly policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 15, 2013.  Wash
US Senator Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, walks to the weekly policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 15, 2013. Washington's risky game of political brinkmanship neared crisis point Tuesday, with no deal yet nailed down to avoid a catastrophic US debt default, just 36 hours before a crucial deadline. Despite global fears that the US government could run out of money to pay its bills on Thursday, the rift cleaving US politics and a fight for the soul of the Republican Party thwarted compromise. Hopes a nascent deal between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate would open the way to resolve a fight over raising the US borrowing limit and reopening government proved over optimistic. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) will be helping out former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) this weekend, but not in an explicitly political manner.

As the NH Journal first reported Thursday, Ayotte will preside over the nuptials of Scott Brown's 23-year-old daughter, Arianna, and her 23-year-old fiancée, who once served as an intern in Brown’s Senate office.

Brown is running for the Republican nomination in the hopes of unseating Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.).

The wedding will take place at a winery in Lee, N.H.

“I consider it a great honor to have been invited to perform this ceremony, which will join the lives of two special young people -- Arianna and Jim. I'm looking forward to celebrating on Sunday,” Ayotte said in a statement.

An Ayotte spokesman said the wedding will be the first she has ever officiated.

A WMUR/University of New Hampshire poll released Tuesday shows Shaheen with a 12-point lead over Brown in a hypothetical head-to-head match-up.

Though Brown's summer will undoubtedly be filled with campaign events, he'll also be kept busy with family: his older daughter Ayla, who was a semi-finalist on the fifth season of “American Idol,” is getting married in Nashville, Tenn. in August.

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