A press conference for former Rep. Heather Wilson has been scheduled at Desert Paper & Envelope in Albuquerque on Monday at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, and the Republican is expected to announce she is entering the race for New Mexico's open Senate seat.
A press release on Sunday stated only that Wilson intends to make an announcement. Wilson declined to comment about a potential Senate bid when reached by phone on Friday, but a GOP source confirmed then that the former Congresswoman will announce she is running.
This is Wilson’s second Senate bid in four years after losing in the 2008 Republican primary. Two lower-tier Republicans are already in the 2012 race, but Wilson enters the contest as the frontrunner.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.