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Heinrich Breaks Faith With Gun Owners

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Location: Albuquerque, NM

Liberal Congressman Martin Heinrich has proved yet again that New Mexicans cannot trust him to buck his party on issues important to New Mexico. In the latest example, Congressman Heinrich voted against finding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt after he refused to give up documents over Fast and Furious, a botched gun-running sting.

"The people of the United States deserve to know who in their government was responsible for telling ATF agents to pressure reluctant firearms dealers to make sales that would go to Mexican drug cartels. This program cost the life of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and probably others in Mexico," Wilson for Senate spokesman Chris Sanchez said. "Americans deserve to know the truth. New Mexicans want an independent leader who will put politics aside to do what's right -- not what their party tells them to do."

Unlike Congressman Heinrich, Heather Wilson has a record of bucking her own party, including taking on the president to save Social Security and fighting the speaker of the House to save New Mexico's national labs. She voted with Democrats in Congress to require the Bush Administration to turn over cost estimates on Medicare Part D when the administration claimed executive privilege and led efforts to oversee and reform wiretapping laws when the President and Attorney General initially refused to brief the Congress.

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