New Mexico Congressional candidate uses debt ceiling as campaign fodder
SANTA FE, New Mexico: With the debt limit discussion in Washington DC capturing America's attention, candidates for the soon-to-be-vacated 1st Congressional District in New Mexico are weighing in on the matter.
Dan Lewis, an Albuquerque city councilor, said the debt crisis is a result of years of mismanagement.
The seat is being vacated by current officeholder Martin Heinrich. He is instead considering a run for U.S. Senate.
Democrats enjoy a partisan registration advantage of about 62,000 voters in the 1st District. There are three Congressional districts in New Mexico. The New Mexico Legislature is expected to hold a special session in September 2011 to conduct redistricting.