Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Heather Wilson to Paint Martin Heinrich as Enviro Extremist in New Mexico

Environmental politics are alive and well in the New Mexico Senate race. At a briefing with reporters today at the National Republican Senatorial Committee, New Mexico Senate candidate Heather Wilson and campaign aides laid out their plan of attack against Democratic Rep. Martin Heinrich, against whom Wilson is running in New Mexico’s competitive 2012 Senate race. It includes painting Heinrich as an environmental extremist, hitting him on a few key policy points. “New Mexico is one of the top energy-producing states in the nation,” Wilson, 51, told reporters. “On this issue particularly, congressman Heinrich is way out on the extreme of his own party.” Wilson’s campaign plans to hit Heinrich on his opposition to the Keystone Pipeline project, which the Albuquerque Journal has backed in editorials, and his vote in favor of House Democrats’ cap-and-trade bill in June 2009. The Wilson campaign will also blast Heinrich, 40, for his vote in favor of health care overhaul and, specifically, the medical-device tax it included. “It is nearly unanimously agreed in New Mexico that the Keystone Pipeline will create jobs in this country,” Wilson communications consultant Todd Harris told reporters. On emissions policy, Harris said, Heinrich “aggressively pursues a cap-and-trade bill because that’s in line with his liberal politics.”...more

Do it, Heather, do it!

1 comment:

J.R. Absher said...

While Heinrich (with the AP's help) is being portrayed as a hero of the hunter/angler for his so-called HUNT Act, which would have far more negative impacts on ranchers and landowners who have grazing leases on BLM and other public land than positive affects for sportsmen--yet the NM Wildlife Federation is lapping it up like a weaning puppy.