Ayotte sits for portrait, but not interview

Pictures please -- but no interviews for Sen. Kelly AyotteKelly AyotteThe Trail 2016: Just a little kick Abortion rights group ads tie vulnerable GOP senators to Trump Election-year politics: Senate Dems shun GOP vulnerables MORE (R-N.H.). 

The rising star in the GOP, who's often mentioned as a future presidential contender declined to comment for a recent profile in Boston Magazine, but the freshman senator had no issues sitting for a portrait.

The Massachusetts magazine published a lengthy piece this month outlining Ayotte's appeal as a future leader in the GOP, as well as her potential troubles with her own party back home in New Hampshire after emerging as a more moderate voice during the recent government shutdown.

But, as reporter David Bernstein wrote, Ayotte “declined to be interviewed for this article, yet agreed to be photographed for it.”

Ayotte's office declined to comment on why she refused the interview.