Thursday, October 4, 2007

NM-Sen: Wilson In

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 [...]
[S]he 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.

I doubt Wilson's ability to win statewide, but she does represent a Democratic-leaning district and this is a competitive state and she is widely known.

Then again, she is marred by the Prosecutor Firing Scandal

So, until we know who the Democratic candidate will be, I'll leave this as a Tossup

On the bright side, her New Mexico 1st district seat becomes Slight Lean Democrat