School Law an Issue in U.S. House Race
New Mexico Republican Defends 'No Child' Plan
The flames keeping hundreds of vibrantly colored hot-air balloons aloft for the fall balloon fiesta here were doused by the time the two candidates for the local congressional seat debated in a hotel ballroom earlier this month. But the sparks—and maybe even a little of the hot air—were still in plentiful supply.
“I look forward to talking with you about jobs, about our schools, and about how we’re going to win this war on terrorism,” said U.S. Rep. Heather A. Wilson, the Republican incumbent in New Mexico’s 1st District. But in her opening remarks, she also had another goal: taking aim at her Democratic challenger, Richard M. Romero, the state Senate president and a former longtime educator.
“Mr. Romero took American politics to a new low last week with propaganda linking me to a man who murdered 3,000 people,” she said at...
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