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Wilson, Heinrich square off in TV debate

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Politics: Both sides claim victory

By The Staff

The Senate campaign for Democrat Martin Heinrich and Republican Heather Wilson after their first debate in the television studios of KRQE in Albuquerque Thursday night.
Heinrich spokeswoman Whitney Potter issued the following statement.
“Martin Heinrich demonstrated to voters tonight that he will always fight for what matters most to the people of New Mexico. Martin took clear positions on key issues like standing up to any attempts to cut Medicare or jeopardize Social Security for our seniors, creating quality jobs here in New Mexico, making college more affordable for everyone, and bringing our troops in Afghanistan home to their families. Martin defined himself as a true advocate for the middle class and those trying to reach it.
“Heather Wilson launched false attacks against Martin in order to distract from her record of voting for special tax breaks for millionaires and big corporations and her pledge of support for a radical plan that would force drastic cuts to Social Security and Medicare. Her priorities are wrong for New Mexico.
“Martin won tonight’s debate because he made clear that he understands the struggles of middle-class families and will always work on their behalf as New Mexico’s next U.S. Senator.”