An intriguing bit of intel from folks down in New Mexico:
She's recently been in Clovis, Los Alamos and Las Cruces. Now one of the Alligators has an unconfirmed report that ABQ GOP Rep. Heather Wilson has had an appearance slated for Farmington. You know the score, but it bears repeating. Wilson is positioning herself for the US senate seat held by Senator Domenici--just in case. Domenici is indeed running for a seventh term in '08, but frail health is the opponent that could keep him out of the race. He is 75.
Frail health and the U.S. Attorney scandal, a potent combination. Remember, Domenici was the guy caught wandering the capitol aimlessly in his pajamas. When later asked why he was in his pajamas, he answered, "They're Christmasy, they're black and white."
In any case, Wilson would almost assuredly draw a Senate primary challenge from ultra winger Steve Pearce, who might have the advantage in an ideological primary giving Democrats a great shot at not just that Senate seat, but her evenly-drawn House seat as well (which is still one of our top pickup opportunities in 2008 even if Domenici doesn't go anywhere and she runs for reelection).
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