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.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.