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{{tnr}}'''Heather Wilson''' is a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]] from [[New Mexico]]. She also ran for U.S. Senate in 2008,<ref name="ap">[http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g6AS0NAzxtGnwEL2Qw801EEKmApQ?docId=6eb0edc1325e4029803c66f0d9723032 ''Associated Press'' "Gloves stay on in quiet NM Senate primary," May 24, 2012]</ref> after representing [[New Mexico's 1st congressional district]] for 10 years.<ref>http://www.rollcall.com/news/wilson_has_gop_confident_in_new_mexico-213636-1.html ''Roll Call'' "Heather Wilson Has GOP Confident in New Mexico," April 5, 2012]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Heather Wilson''' was a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]] from [[New Mexico]]. She lost in the general election.<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/NM/senate ''CNN'' "New Mexico Senate Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref>
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She also ran for U.S. Senate in 2008,<ref name="ap">[http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g6AS0NAzxtGnwEL2Qw801EEKmApQ?docId=6eb0edc1325e4029803c66f0d9723032 ''Associated Press'' "Gloves stay on in quiet NM Senate primary," May 24, 2012]</ref> after representing [[New Mexico's 1st congressional district]] for 10 years.<ref>http://www.rollcall.com/news/wilson_has_gop_confident_in_new_mexico-213636-1.html ''Roll Call'' "Heather Wilson Has GOP Confident in New Mexico," April 5, 2012]</ref>
  
 
She is an Air Force veteran and former National Security Council staffer. Wilson was a Rhodes scholar.<ref>[http://heatherwilson.com/about-heather/ ''Heather Wilson campaign website'' "About Heather," Accessed May 26, 2012]</ref>
 
She is an Air Force veteran and former National Security Council staffer. Wilson was a Rhodes scholar.<ref>[http://heatherwilson.com/about-heather/ ''Heather Wilson campaign website'' "About Heather," Accessed May 26, 2012]</ref>
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According to her website, Wilson's campaign platform includes the following issues<ref>[http://heatherwilson.com/about-heather/ ''Heather Wilson campaign website'' "Issues," Accessed May 26, 2012]</ref>:
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According to her website, Wilson's campaign platform included the following issues<ref>[http://heatherwilson.com/about-heather/ ''Heather Wilson campaign website'' "Issues," Accessed May 26, 2012]</ref>:
 
* Lower taxes
 
* Lower taxes
 
* Reduce the deficit
 
* Reduce the deficit
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:: ''See also: [[United States Senate elections in New Mexico, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[United States Senate elections in New Mexico, 2012]]''
  
Wilson ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]], representing [[New Mexico]]. She defeated [[Greg Sowards]] in the June 5 Republican primary and will face Democrat [[Martin Heinrich]] in the November general election.<ref name="cs">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/NM_US_Senate_0605.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "New Mexico - Summary Vote Results," June 6, 2012]</ref>
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Wilson ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]], representing [[New Mexico]]. She defeated [[Greg Sowards]] in the June 5 Republican primary and faced Democrat [[Martin Heinrich]] in the November general election.<ref name="cs">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/NM_US_Senate_0605.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "New Mexico - Summary Vote Results," June 6, 2012]</ref> Heinrich won.<ref name="cnnr"/>
  
The University of Virginia's Center for Politics published an article called [http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/tilting-the-toss-ups-the-eight-races-that-will-decide-the-senate/ Sabato's Crystal Ball] on March 22, 2012 detailing the 8 races in the [[U.S. Senate|Senate]] in 2012 that will decide the political fate of which party will end up with control in 2013.<ref name="sabato">[http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/tilting-the-toss-ups-the-eight-races-that-will-decide-the-senate/ ''Center for Politics'' "Tilting the Toss Ups – the Eight Races That Will Decide the Senate" Accessed April 9, 2012]</ref> The seat rated a a toss-up that the Sabato's Crystal Ball believes is most likely to end up [[Democratic]] is the [[United States Senate elections in New Mexico, 2012|Senate seat in New Mexico]]. The article notes that [[New Mexico|the state]] has generally been leaning [[Democratic]] and did not become a race with much interest until the incumbent [[Jeff Bingaman]] announced he would retire rather than seek re-election in 2012.<ref name="sabato"/> The [[Republican]] challenger Wilson is expected to give Republicans a "fighting chance in a tough state for them".<ref name="sabato"/>
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The University of Virginia's Center for Politics published an article called [http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/tilting-the-toss-ups-the-eight-races-that-will-decide-the-senate/ Sabato's Crystal Ball] on March 22, 2012 detailing the 8 races in the [[U.S. Senate|Senate]] in 2012 that would decide the political fate of which party will end up with control in 2013.<ref name="sabato">[http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/tilting-the-toss-ups-the-eight-races-that-will-decide-the-senate/ ''Center for Politics'' "Tilting the Toss Ups – the Eight Races That Will Decide the Senate" Accessed April 9, 2012]</ref> The seat was was rated a toss-up and considered by Sabato's Crystal Ball as most likely to end up [[Democratic]]. The article noted that [[New Mexico|the state]] had generally been leaning [[Democratic]] and did not become a race with much interest until the incumbent [[Jeff Bingaman]] announced he would retire rather than seek re-election in 2012.<ref name="sabato"/> The [[Republican]] challenger Wilson was expected to give Republicans a "fighting chance in a tough state for them".<ref name="sabato"/>
  
 
A poll taken in mid-May had Wilson defeating Sowards in the Republican primary 66 percent to 20 percent.<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/30/nm-2012-senate-democratic_n_1555844.html ''Huffington Post'' "NM-2012 Senate Democratic Primary: 51% Heinrich, 26% Balderas (Albuquerque Journal 5/21-24)," May 30, 2012]</ref> Wilson has outraised and outspent Sowards leading up to the primary.<ref>[http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/bd0d3716a8ed44d6b36933c11c742407/NM--New-Mexico-Senate-Fundraising ''The (Columbus) Republic'' "Candidates to replace retiring NM Sen. Bingaman report spending $1.6M as June 5 primary nears," May 25, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://primaryresults.aesvote.com/county0.htm New Mexico Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"]</ref>
 
A poll taken in mid-May had Wilson defeating Sowards in the Republican primary 66 percent to 20 percent.<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/30/nm-2012-senate-democratic_n_1555844.html ''Huffington Post'' "NM-2012 Senate Democratic Primary: 51% Heinrich, 26% Balderas (Albuquerque Journal 5/21-24)," May 30, 2012]</ref> Wilson has outraised and outspent Sowards leading up to the primary.<ref>[http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/bd0d3716a8ed44d6b36933c11c742407/NM--New-Mexico-Senate-Fundraising ''The (Columbus) Republic'' "Candidates to replace retiring NM Sen. Bingaman report spending $1.6M as June 5 primary nears," May 25, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://primaryresults.aesvote.com/county0.htm New Mexico Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"]</ref>
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Heather Wilson
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Heather Wilson was a 2012 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from New Mexico. She lost in the general election.[1]

She also ran for U.S. Senate in 2008,[2] after representing New Mexico's 1st congressional district for 10 years.[3]

She is an Air Force veteran and former National Security Council staffer. Wilson was a Rhodes scholar.[4]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

According to her website, Wilson's campaign platform included the following issues[5]:

  • Lower taxes
  • Reduce the deficit
  • Scale back regulations
  • Repeal Obamacare

Elections

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in New Mexico, 2012

Wilson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing New Mexico. She defeated Greg Sowards in the June 5 Republican primary and faced Democrat Martin Heinrich in the November general election.[6] Heinrich won.[1]

The University of Virginia's Center for Politics published an article called Sabato's Crystal Ball on March 22, 2012 detailing the 8 races in the Senate in 2012 that would decide the political fate of which party will end up with control in 2013.[7] The seat was was rated a toss-up and considered by Sabato's Crystal Ball as most likely to end up Democratic. The article noted that the state had generally been leaning Democratic and did not become a race with much interest until the incumbent Jeff Bingaman announced he would retire rather than seek re-election in 2012.[7] The Republican challenger Wilson was expected to give Republicans a "fighting chance in a tough state for them".[7]

A poll taken in mid-May had Wilson defeating Sowards in the Republican primary 66 percent to 20 percent.[8] Wilson has outraised and outspent Sowards leading up to the primary.[9][10]

U.S. Senate-New Mexico Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHeather Wilson 70% 63,631
Greg Sowards 30% 27,214
Total Votes 90,845

Polls

Martin Heinrich vs. Heather Wilson
Poll Heinrich WilsonOther candidateUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Rasmussen (August 23,2012)
48%41%5%7%+/-4.5500
Public Policy Polling (September 7-9)
50%41%0%9%+/-2.91,122
Albequerque Journal (September 3-6)
49%42%0%8%+/-3.8667
Research & Polling Inc. of Albuquerque
(October 23-25, 2012)
50%42%3%6%+/-3.8662
Public Opinion Strategies (October 29, 2012)
43%44%6%7%+/-4.38100
GBA Strategies (October 30,2012)
51%41%6%0%+/-4.0600
AVERAGES 48.5% 41.83% 3.33% 6.17% +/-3.9 608.5
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Campaign contributions

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are candidate reports.

Heather Wilson[11] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 14, 2012$1,064,519.89$760,151.52$(377,043.52)$1,447,628.26
Pre-Primary[13]May 21, 2012$1,447,628.26$617,837.32$(611,635.88)$1,453,829.70
July Quarterly[14]July 12, 2012$1,453,829.70$1,006,946.69$(828,258.55)$1,632,517.84
Running totals
$2,384,935.53$(1,816,937.95)

Wilson raised $2.2 million in the third quarter and has $1 million on hand.[15]

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