Bring Us Wilson: Editorial on Senate Candidate Heather Wilson

New York Sun

Heather Wilson, the five-term veteran of Congress who is seeking the Republican nomination for United States Senate from New Mexico, was last night in New York, where, at a reception in Manhattan, she was endorsed by Governor Christie. She spoke of her astonishing life, starting with her grandparents’ arrival at America. Her grandfather flew for the RAF in World War I, and her father in the Air Force here. The congresswoman herself grew up in a small town in New Hampshire and won an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy. Last night she was greeted with a burst of applause when she recalled arriving at the academy’s Colorado campus and marching into the future under the famous sign that said, “Bring Me Men.”

Governor Christie reckons that the New Mexico senate race, which is likely to be close, is one of the most important in the country. Ms. Wilson is running to fill the seat vacated by a retiring Democrat, Jeff Bingaman, in an election in which control of the upper chamber is in the balance. Ms. Wilson, moreover, is clearly material for leadership within the Senate as a person of conservative principles who can work across the aisle. She has few peers in her generation for the breadth of her experience and learning, both on foreign policy and domestic matters and practical governance in respect of what we call social issues

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