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The DSCC Attack Ad Against Heather Wilson

July 31, 2012

As we reported Monday, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee launched a television ad attacking New Mexico Republican nominee Heather Wilson Tuesday.

"We're struggling here, in New Mexico," says the ad's narrator, "but Congresswoman Heather Wilson helped send jobs here, to China and India." The spot hits the former rep. for voting to protect tax breaks for companies that ship jobs abroad.

The DSCC has already gone up on the air in other contests, but never in a state as favorable to Democrats as New Mexico. The committee previously ran independent expenditure ads hitting North Dakota Republican nominee Rick Berg and has also transferred money to the state parties for ads in Montana and Indiana.

But New Mexico is a state President Obama is favored to win on the presidential level, and where Democratic nominee Martin Heinrich has a small, early edge against Wilson. Both Wilson and Crossroads GPS are attacking Heinrich on television, and the Democrats are evidently concerned enough about the race to put some money into it -- -- or are trying to put it away early.

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