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Wilson to seek Domenici's seat

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  • Greg Cannon
    http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/wilson-to-seek-domenicis-seat-2007-10-04.html Wilson to seek Domenici s seat By Jackie Kucinich and Aaron Blake October 04,
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 5, 2007

      Wilson to seek Domenici's seat
      By Jackie Kucinich and Aaron Blake
      October 04, 2007

      Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M) will run for the New
      Mexico Senate seat that is expected to open up
      officially later Thursday when Sen. Pete Domenici (R)
      declares that he will not seek reelection in 2008,
      according to a source familiar with Wilson’s decision.

      Domenici has taken Wilson under his wing in recent
      years, and as he has gotten older, Wilson’s name has
      topped the list of potential heirs.

      A strong campaigner, she has survived several
      multimillion-dollar challenges in a swing district
      that voted for Al Gore in 2000 and John Kerry in 2004.
      She defeated former state Attorney General Patricia
      Madrid (D) by fewer than 1,000 votes in 2006.

      But she also faces the same U.S. Attorney scandal
      baggage that would have affected Domenici’s reelection
      campaign. Fired U.S. attorney David Iglesias said both
      lawmakers pressured him to be more aggressive with his
      corruption cases during the 2006 campaign.
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