Democrats keep New Mexico Senate seat

SANTA FE, N.M., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama carried New Mexico in his Electoral College victory, and the Democrats also hung on to Sen. Jeff Bingaman's seat, NBC projected Tuesday.

Wilson, Heinrich win N.M. Senate primary

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.

Rep. Heinrich running for Senate

SANTA FE, N.M., April 2 (UPI) -- Rep. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., announced Saturday he is running for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Jeff Bingaman, who is retiring.

Feinstein: McCain interfered with talks

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Supporters for the two major presidential nominees Sunday fought over the role their candidate played in passing the financial industry bailout bill.

Domenici handed 'qualified admonition'

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- The Senate Ethics Committee has handed Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., a "qualified admonition" for contacting a U.S. attorney about a corruption investigation.

Bush, Congress at odds over insurance

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A growing number of Republican U.S. congressmen are backing a children's health insurance package the president has vowed to veto.

Staff reductions feared at Los Almos

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The head of Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico says budget cuts will likely lead to layoffs.

Pro-war group targets GOP lawmakers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A U.S. pro-war group has begun a $15 million ad campaign targeting members of Congress who have expressed opposition to continuing operations in Iraq.

Did Bush Cabinet members aid candidates?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Bush administration political appointees appeared to help Republican candidates at U.S. taxpayer expense, a newspaper investigation found.

Ex-prosecutor: Firing a 'political hit'

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- One of eight U.S. attorneys abruptly fired by the Bush administration says his termination was an obvious "political hit."

Domenici admits U.S. attorney call

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., Sunday admitted he contacted a U.S. Attorney, asking about the status of a corruption investigation involving Democrats.

Report: Domenici, Wilson pushed prosecutor

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- Sen. Pete Domenici and Rep. Heather Wilson of New Mexico pressured a U.S. attorney to expedite indictments of a Democratic politician, it was reported.

N.M. governor offers to mediate N. Korea

ALBUQUERQUE, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says, as a former U.N. ambassador, he's willing to talk with North Korea on its nuclear program.

N.M. representative calls for spy probe

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., is calling for a congressional investigation of the National Security Agency program authorizing some domestic surveillance.

Some Republicans returning DeLay PAC funds

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Two Republicans say they will return funds from a Tom DeLay-affiliated group, but other U.S. congressmen plan to keep the money they say was raised legally.
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Heather Wilson
BOW2001062106 - 21 JUNE 2001 - BOWIE, MARYLAND, USA: Heather Wilson (R-NM) warms up before the 40th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game in Bowie, Maryland, June 21, 2001. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI

Heather A. Wilson (born December 30, 1960), is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing New Mexico's 1st congressional district from 1998 to 2009. She is the second female veteran to have been elected to Congress. Much of Wilson's legislative focus has been on national security issues. She opted not to run for re-election to the House in 2008 and sought the U.S. Senate seat of retiring Senator Pete Domenici but finished second in the Republican primary to Congressman Steve Pearce, who then lost the general election to Democrat Tom Udall. On March 7, 2011, she announced another run for Senate in 2012 to replace retiring Senator Jeff Bingaman.

Born in Keene, New Hampshire, Wilson joined the United States Air Force at the age of seventeen, graduating four years later as a Distinguished Graduate (magna cum laude equivalent) from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1982. The first female Rhodes Scholar, she continued her education at Jesus College, Oxford University, earning a D.Phil.. in International Relations.

Upon leaving the Air Force in 1989, Wilson became Director for European Defense Policy and Arms Control on the National Security Council. After leaving government, she founded Keystone International, Inc. in 1991 to promote business development in the United States and Russia. She was the Secretary of the New Mexico Children, Youth and Family Department under Governor Gary Johnson.

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