New Mexico: Former State GOP Chief Prefers Wilson to Pearce

Posted April 15, 2008 at 6:43pm

Rep. Heather Wilson has been endorsed by former state GOP Chairman Murray Ryan in her bid for the Republican Senate nomination.

Wilson is facing Rep. Steve Pearce in a June 3 GOP Senate primary to replace retiring Sen. Pete Domenici (R) that is expected to be very close. Rep. Tom Udall, meanwhile, has a clear path to the Democratic nomination.

“Heather Wilson is committed to our national defense, and that’s why I’m endorsing her campaign,” Murray, a former state Representative, said in a statement released by the Wilson campaign.

— David M. Drucker