While it is much too early to describe the Republican Party as a divided party, the race in New Mexico for the GOP nomination for an open U.S. Senate seat is an example of a rift between the leadership establishment and conservatives.
Career politician Heather Wilson, who spent 10 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by veteran Democrat Jeff Bingaman.
Wilson is the favorite of the Republican leadership establishment. But conservatives are opposing her for a myriad of reasons.
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