Martin Heinrich is pondering a run at Heather Wilson’s House seat in 2008. For that matter, so is the Secretary for Economic Development, Rick Homans. Either one of them would be an interesting representative for us. I’ll break down the race as it starts up, and maybe get some odds from Vegas.
Heinrich is devoted to the environment and moderate on some of the issues that I am as well. He’ll run a strong primary campaign, especially if he’s got me running his communications campaign. (Martin, email me. I’m hooked into the media here.) But he might run into a bit of problem with the rest of the city. There is a difference between him running for city council in a center-left leaning district, and him running throughout office.
He’ll carry the UNM area, Downtown, Nob Hill, and Dist. 6; while the West Side and Northeast Heights will break for Heather. (Although there are probably more votes to be mined on the West Side than in the Heights). The rest of the city is in play a little more than those locales.
IMHO, of course.