In New Mexico, KOB-TV in Albuquerque reports that Heather Wilson accurately claims that liberal Congressman Martin Heinrich voted for the job-killing medical device tax. New Mexico’s race for the open United States Senate seat, from which Democrat Jeff Bingaman is retiring at the end of the year, is heating up rapidly. Republican Heather Wilson is on television with her first advertisement attacking Democrat Martin Heinrich. The ad rips Heinrich for his votes on a medical devices tax , which was part of President Obama’s health care package. “Martin Heinrich warned the new medical device tax would burden small business and lead to job losses, but he voted for it anyway,” the ad’s narrator says. That much is true. … The ad correctly states Heinrich later voted against repealing the tax. “Martin Heinrich knowingly puts his left wing politics before jobs,” the ad says. “That’s too extreme for New Mexico.”
The original ad “Knowingly”:
- Meanwhile, Heather Wilson penned an op-ed to the Albuquerque Journal reminding voters how important the medical device industry is to New Mexico. If you have ever had your eyes checked, there’s a good chance the eye doctor used medical devices from Richmond Products. They sell more than 2,000 eye exam products to 1,000 clients around the world from their small building in southeast Albuquerque. I visited them in June and reaffirmed a strong conviction: The health care act was a mistake. It raises taxes, cuts Medicare, costs more and makes Washington more involved in our lives.