An adviser to New Mexico Auditor Hector Balderas (D) told Roll Call there is no chance the auditor will run for Rep. Martin Heinrich's (D) 1st district seat, refuting the notion floated by state insiders.
Balderas is still undecided about the Senate race, but he is expected to announce his plans within the next month.
Democrats hope to avoid a contested primary like the one Republicans will likely have. Former Rep. Heather Wilson (R) and two conservatives are running, while Lt. Gov. John Sanchez (R) is taking a serious look.
Rep. Steve Pearce (R) has not ruled it out, but he has not shown much interest either. He just got back the House seat he left for his unsuccessful Senate bid in 2008.
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.