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  • Senate confirms Trump’s pick for Air Force secretary

    05/08/2017 3:28:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2017 | RICHARD LARDNER
    The Senate has confirmed Heather Wilson as secretary of the Air Force. Senators approved Wilson’s nomination 76-22, making her President Donald Trump’s first service secretary nominee to be approved by the GOP-led chamber. ... Wilson is a former Republican congresswoman from New Mexico. She had faced scrutiny from several Democrats for defense industry consulting work she did after leaving Congress in 2009. She is the first graduate of the Air Force Academy to hold the service’s top civilian post.
  • Trump To Nominate Heather Wilson As Secretary Of The Air Force (First AF Academy graduate)

    01/23/2017 10:31:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | January 23, 2017 | Merrit Kennedy
    President Trump has announced his pick for Secretary of the Air Force — former Rep. Heather Wilson. If confirmed, Wilson would be the first Air Force Academy graduate to hold the position, according to the White House. Wilson currently leads the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, a public college focused on engineering and science. She represented New Mexico in Congress from 1998 to 2009. "She served as an Air Force officer in Europe during the Cold War and on the National Security Council Staff under President George H.W. Bush during the fall of the Berlin Wall and the...
  • Trump to nominate ( Heather ) Wilson for Air Force post ( New Mexico )

    01/23/2017 8:19:45 AM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 23, 2017
    President Donald Trump is planning to nominate Heather Wilson as secretary of the Air Force. A White House statement said Monday that Wilson, a former New Mexico congresswoman and president of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, would be the first Air Force Academy graduate to hold the position, if confirmed. Wilson served in Congress from 1998 to 2009, where she was a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and chaired the House Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence.
  • Heinrich Leading in U.S. Senate Race (NM Dem with ignored eco-terrorist connections)

    10/16/2012 9:09:20 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 10 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 15, 2012 | James Monteleone
    Democratic Rep. Martin Heinrich has built a 9 percentage point lead in New Mexico’s U.S. Senate race over former Republican Rep. Heather Wilson, a Journal Poll found. Heinrich, now in his second term as the 1st Congressional District representative in the U.S. House, drew support from 48 percent of voters in the statewide poll on the Senate race, conducted Oct. 9 -11. Thirty-nine percent of voters said they preferred Wilson, who preceded Heinrich in the 1st Congressional District seat, serving from 1998 to 2009. Nine percent of voters remain undecided in the Senate race. The remaining 4 percent backed Independent...
  • The Doomsday Device Tax

    09/05/2012 10:05:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 9, 2012 | Patrick Howley
    New Mexico Dem Senate candidate Martin Heinrich misleads with defense of medical device tax. Democratic New Mexico congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Martin Heinrich defended his vote to uphold a job-killing provision of Obamacare on Tuesday, despite his previous acknowledgment that the provision would have negative economic consequences for his home state. ... Heinrich voted June 7 of this year to uphold the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device manufacturers that will take effect next year under Obamacare ... The medical device tax is sure to be a hot topic in the New Mexico campaign. New Mexico is home...
  • Heinrich Ties to Eco-Terrorists a Well-Kept Secret (NM Dem Senate Candidate)

    09/05/2012 5:07:09 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 6 replies
    News New Mexico ^ | September 2, 2012 | Jim Spence
    You have to tip your cap to the staff of Senate Candidate Martin Heinrich. So far their efforts prevent exposure of Heinrich’s deep ties to eco-terrorism advocate David Foreman, have been successful. Who is David Foreman and what does he stand for? Forman (and Heinrich) are inextricably linked to the radical splinter group EarthFirst. Who is EarthFirst? According to New Mexico Watchdog investigative reporter Jim Scarantino, EarthFirst is a radical environmental terrorist group that emerged more than thirty years ago. Foreman who authored several action guides including, “Confessions of an Eco-Warrior,” was part of the concerted effort by EarthFirst to...
  • N.M. Senate Race Ad: Heinrich Too Extreme ( Obamacare taxes )

    09/05/2012 9:41:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jul 24, 2012 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Republican Heather Wilson, a candidate for U.S. Senate in New Mexico, has a new ad criticizing her opponent, Democratic congressman Martin Heinrich, for voting twice for a medical device tax that Heinrich had noted himself would be bad for job creation. ... Wilson, a former member of the House, is running to replace retiring Democrat Jeff Bingaman in the Senate.
  • New Mexico Senate: Heinrich (D) 48%, Wilson (R) 41%

    08/23/2012 5:15:47 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 23, 2012
    Democratic Congressman Martin Heinrich receives his highest level of support yet against former Congresswoman Heather Wilson in New Mexico’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of New Mexico Likely Voters shows Heinrich with 48% of the vote to Wilson’s 41%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided.
  • Nervous Heather Starts To Throw Ryan Overboard (NM-Wilson's RINO roots appear)

    08/23/2012 5:00:28 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 16 replies
    New Mexico Politics with Joe Monahan ^ | Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | Joe Monahan
    GOP US Senate candidate Heather Wilson, running behind in all polling, is now starting to more firmly separate herself from Paul Ryan and his controversial budget plans. She gave this quote as she responded to renewed attacks from Dem rival Martin Heinrich: ...Wilson told The Hill on Tuesday that she has “been very clear that I have concerns about the budget Congressman Ryan proposed 18 months ago,” and voted against a version of it while serving in Congress in 2007. "If I oppose something, that's now recorded as 'implicit'?" Wilson said. “Had I been in the Senate and on the...
  • Gloves stay on in quiet NM Senate primary, but there’ll be a battle in November election

    05/24/2012 1:30:43 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 24, 2012 | Associated Press, AP
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Four years ago, Heather Wilson gave up her House seat from New Mexico to make a run for a rare opening in the Senate. She lost in a bare-knuckled Republican primary. This year she has the luxury of sitting back as the Democratic successor to her House seat takes a similar gamble. ~~snip~~She still has one opponent, Las Cruces businessman and twice-losing congressional candidate Greg Sowards, but she is expected to win the primary easily. If she does, Wilson will face one of two young Democrats in November: Rep. Martin Heinrich, 40, who two years ago won...
  • Greg Sowards Battles Queen RINO

    05/24/2012 9:34:03 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 19 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 5.24.12 | Jeffrey Lord
    They call her RINO. Queen RINO. So here we go again. It's Indiana in New Mexico. On June 5th. The race: the Republican nomination for a vacant US Senate seat. This time the part of insurgent Richard Mourdock is being played by New Mexico conservative businessman Greg Sowards. And Queen RINO? The feminized Richard Lugar of the piece? That would be former New Mexico GOP Congresswoman Heather Wilson. A member of a GOP group that opposes the repeal of Obamacare. Sowards is being supported by reform conservatives, most notably Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul. Said Paul in his endorsement: Greg...
  • ShePAC Fights Back: "2012 Won't Be A War On Women, It Will Be A War By Women"

    04/17/2012 3:52:05 PM PDT · by ak267 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/17/2012 | Breitbart TV
    ShePac Endorses five candidates for the upcoming 2012 Senatorial campaign: Linda McMahon (Connecticut) Sarah Steelman (Missouri) Linda Lingle (Hawaii) Heather Wilson (New Mexico) Deb Fischer (Nebraska)
  • New Mexico Senate: Heinrich (D) 45%, Wilson (R) 43%

    02/15/2012 7:38:46 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | February 15, 2012
    The first Rasmussen Reports survey of the U.S. Senate race in New Mexico shows a tight contest between former Republican Congresswoman Heather Wilson and her two likeliest Democratic challengers. The statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Democratic Congressman Martin Heinrich picking up 45% of the vote against Wilson, who draws 43% support. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate in the race, while seven percent (7%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) If State Auditor Hector Balderas is the Democratic candidate, he and Wilson are tied at 44% each. Three percent (3%) prefer...
  • Karl Rove Coming to Albuquerque to Stump for Heather Wilson (RINO to RINO)

    07/28/2011 1:13:15 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 5 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 27, 2011 | Dan Boyd
    Karl Rove, a political strategist who served as an adviser to President George W. Bush, will headline a fundraiser for New Mexico Senate candidate Heather Wilson on Aug. 11 in Albuquerque. Wilson, a Republican who previously represented an Albuquerque-based district in Congress, announced Rove’s visit earlier today. Other details weren’t immediately released.
  • New Mexico Republican Lt. Gov. John Sanchez running for open US Senate seat

    05/24/2011 3:31:08 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 24, 2011
    Republican Lt. Gov. John Sanchez announced Tuesday he’s running for a U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Jeff Bingaman, a decision that sets up a potentially bruising primary contest for the GOP nomination next year. Sanchez, 48, announced his candidacy in a video and calls to supporters. He also launched a statewide television advertising campaign that features the biographical video, which portrays Sanchez as an example of the American dream — someone from humble beginnings who became successful through hard work. He runs a roofing company in Albuquerque. “It’s all about jobs, the economy and the fact that the...
  • Wilson leads big in [New Mexico] GOP Senate primary, poll finds

    05/01/2011 2:25:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    NMPolitics.Net ^ | 4/28/11 | Heath Haussamen
    - - - Wilson leads big in GOP Senate primary, poll findsPosted By Heath Haussamen On April 28, 2011 @ 11:58 pm In News and Analysis | 2 Comments U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson (Photo by Heath Haussamen) Wilson had the support of 59 percent of those surveyed to John SanchezÂ’s 17 percent and Greg SowardsÂ’ 2 percent Heather Wilson has a commanding lead over other declared and likely candidates for the GOP nomination for New MexicoÂ’s open U.S. Senate seat, according to a new, independent poll.Wilson led her closest opponent in the poll by 42 points. She...
  • Wilson Announces Candidacy For U.S. Senate Seat (New Mexico)

    03/07/2011 5:48:32 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    KOAT Channel 7 News ^ | March 7, 2011
    Former Rep. Heather Wilson is officially pursuing the Senate seat to be vacated by longtime Sen. Jeff Bingaman in 2012. “I’m running for United States Senate because I believe in this country and this promise,” Wilson said. “If we stand by and do nothing, history will judge our generation as the beginning of America’s decline.” Wilson made the announcement on Monday afternoon at a news conference at Desert Paper and Envelope in Northeast Albuquerque. “We face great challenges, but we are a great nation,” Wilson said.
  • Heather Wilson to Launch N.M. Senate Bid

    03/04/2011 6:24:54 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 4, 2011 | Kyle Trygstad
    Former Rep. Heather Wilson will announce Monday that she is running for New Mexico’s open Senate seat, a GOP source confirmed to Roll Call. Wilson told Roll Call in early January that she was considering running for the seat. At the time, she had just finished chairing incoming GOP Gov. Susana Martinez’s transition team. Reached by phone on Friday, Wilson said she has no further comment at this time. The announcement will come nearly three weeks after Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D) announced he would not seek a sixth term next year. His exit gives New Mexico just its third open...
  • A Weak Spot in Our Defenses

    06/23/2009 9:04:55 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 14 replies · 667+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2009 | Heather Wilson
    Congressional computers have been penetrated, probably by the Chinese. The avionics system of the F-22 fighter may be compromised. Computers of our presidential candidates were hacked into -- and probably not by teenagers...Last year's advance of Russian tanks into Georgia was accompanied by the disruption of Georgian government computer systems. ...Attacks on computer systems will be an integral element of future conflict, and the United States is more dependent on computer networks than any other nation. ...policymakers and the military are in the early stages of coming to grips with this. We need to take some important first steps to...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 October 2008

    10/26/2008 5:08:12 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 662 replies · 12,012+ views
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 26 October 2008 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, October 26th, 2008 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Gov. Tim Kaine, D-Va.; former Gov. Tom Ridge, R-Pa.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Robert Rubin, former Treasury secretary and adviser to Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.; Doug Holtz-Eakin, adviser to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Govs. Ed Rendell, D-Pa., and Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn.THIS WEEK (ABC): Jack Welch, former chief executive of General Electric Co.; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill.LATE EDITION (CNN) : Sens. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., and Jon...