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Candidates line up for US Senate and House seats

February 16, 2012 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two candidates have dropped out of the race for New Mexico’s open U.S. Senate seat, but candidates on both sides of the aisle will still face competitive primaries in June.

Former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, of Albuquerque, and Las Cruces Tea Party candidate and local businessman Greg Sowards filed their petitions Tuesday to run in the Republican primary for the Senate seat being vacated by the retirement of Democrat Sen. Jeff Bingaman.

On the Democratic side, U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich, of Albuquerque, and state Auditor Hector Balderas made their candidacies Login to read more

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