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Fri August 31, 2012
GOP Pulls Ad Plans For Wilson
While environmental groups have pumped nearly $1.5 million into campaign ads attacking New Mexico Republican Senate candidate Heather Wilson, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has pulled plans for a $3 million ad buy to support her in New Mexico.
The committee confirms it has cancelled previously reserved air time, a move widely seen as an acknowledgment that the state has turned less competitive than Republicans had hoped it would be in the Senate and presidential races.
Brian Sanderoff, president of New Mexico's largest political research and polling company, calls the move significant. What it means, he says, is that the NRSC feels its money could be better spent elsewhere.
Wilson campaign spokesman Chris Sanchez says the campaign is fluid and spending decisions on the national level will be made and remade multiple times in coming weeks.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.