Rep. Martin Heinrich (above) faces state Auditor Hector Balderas in the Democratic primary for a Senate seat in New Mexico.
Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) threw his support behind fellow Rep. Martin Heinrich in the race to succeed retiring Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.).
Heinrich is up against state Auditor Hector Balderas in the Democratic primary. With an eye toward two important factions of the primary electorate, the Heinrich campaign highlighted Grijalva’s membership in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and status as co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.