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N.M. Senate Race Ad: Heinrich Too Extreme

5:09 PM, Jul 24, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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Republican Heather Wilson, a candidate for U.S. Senate in New Mexico, has a new ad criticizing her opponent, Democratic congressman Martin Heinrich, for voting twice for a medical device tax that Heinrich had noted himself would be bad for job creation. "Martin Heinrich knowingly puts his leftwing politics before jobs," the voiceover says. "That's too extreme for New Mexico." Watch the ad below:

Wilson, a former member of the House, is running to replace retiring Democrat Jeff Bingaman in the Senate. Heinrich currently leads by over five points in the RealClearPolitics poll average, and the race leans Democratic. A pick-up of this seat for the GOP would be a helpful upset as the party hopes to regain control of the Senate.

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