At the center of the redistricting fight is the swing Albuquerque-based 1st district, currently represented by Rep. Martin Heinrich (D), who’s running for Senate. Republican Heather Wilson, who is also running for Senate, preceded Heinrich in the seat. Rep. Ben Ray Luján’s (D) 3rd district is currently Democratic-leaning, and Rep. Steve Pearce’s (R) 2nd district is GOP-leaning.
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Lois Lerner, director of exempt organizations for the IRS, arrives for a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' targeting of political groups. Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right to not testify and caused a protest from some committee members when she offered an opening statement and engaged in dialogue with members before invoking the right.
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