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New Mexicans should be proud of themselves

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By Jay Miller

SANTA FE — It is becoming obvious that the National Republican Senatorial Committee has decided that Heather Wilson can win New Mexico only by being seen as a great compromiser.
Normally, Republicans are into binding their candidates with pledges never to stray from the party line. But in Wilson's case, she is being characterized as a problem solver, who will reach across the political aisle to craft solutions.
Wilson’s race for the U.S. Senate is being rated by most analysts as “lean Democrat.”
 During her 10 years in the U.S. House Wilson was known to sometimes vote for Democratic positions. This gave her a reputation for being a moderate, which hurt her badly in the 2008 GOP primary against Rep. Steve Pearce. But now it’s OK?
Maybe national GOP advisors are following this strategy with candidates in other races that lean Democrat, but regardless, New Mexicans can be proud that we are seen as voters who only will accept candidates who work in a bipartisan manner to reach solutions.
A big apology
A big apology to readers who tried to take the presidential candidate test to learn which candidate thinks most like you. I told you to Google “I Stand With.” I should have written “I Side With” or isidewith.com.


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