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Wilson, Heinrich win N.M. Senate primary

June 6, 2012 at 12:34 AM   |   Comments

ALBUQUERQUE, June 6 (UPI) -- Rep. Martin Heinrich, a Democrat, and former Rep. Heather Wilson, a Republican, appeared headed for wins in New Mexico's U.S. Senate primary, returns showed.

With 24 percent of the vote counted late Tuesday, Heinrich had 67 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary and Wilson had 74 percent of the Republican vote, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

Brian Sanderoff, president of Research & Polling Inc., Albuquerque, said on KOAT-TV, Albuquerque, Heinrich was easily defeating state Auditor Hector Balderas and Wilson would come out on top over Las Cruces business executive Greg Sowards.

Heinrich and Wilson are running to succeed the retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, a Democrat.

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