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Heather A Wilson

Office Sought:
US Senate, NM
WILSON, Heather, a Representative from New Mexico; born in Keene, Cheshire County, N.H., December 30, 1960; graduated from Keene High School, Keene, N.H.; B.S. United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1982; Rhodes Scholar, M.Phil., Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1984; D.Phil., Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1985; United States Air Force, 1978-1989; cabinet secretary of the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, 1995-1998; director for European Defense Policy and Arms Control, National Security Council, 1989-1991; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fifth Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Steven Schiff, reelected to the five succeeding Congresses (June 23, 1998-January 3, 2009); not a candidate for reelection in 2008, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination for the United States Senate.

Source: Bioguide

Campaign Finance

$3,031,400 Received

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

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Latest FEC Data

covers through candidate's May 16, 2012 filing. independent expenditures updated daily.
  • Summary

    overview of how much the candidate raised and spent, and who contributed it
    Total Raised:
    $3,031,400 #40 of 236 Senate candidates
    Total Spent:
    $1,587,219 #43 of 236 Senate candidates
    Cash on Hand:
    $1,453,829 #38 of 236 Senate candidates
  • Contributions Over Time

    reflects only contributions over $200, as smaller contributions are not individually reported. For some candidates a significant portion of their fundraising may not be captured by this chart.
  • Independent Expenditures

    outside groups that spent money supporting or opposing the candidate
    Committee Name Support/Oppose Total Spending
    American Crossroads
    League of Conservation Voters
    Defenders Of Wildlife Action Committee
    Us Chamber Of Commerce
    Sierra Club
    Lcv Victory Fund
note: data comes from latest FEC filings and has not been cleaned or standardized. See section below for standardized data.

Donor Information

covers through 2011. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
  • Top Industries

    OpenSecrets.org and FollowTheMoney.org classify contribution data into about 100 industries.
    81% of the total amount raised came from an identifiable industry.
  • In State vs. Out of State

    contributions from individuals, in dollars
  • Top Contributors

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    Includes contributions from an organization’s employees, their family members and its political action committee.
  • Recent and upcoming fundraisers

    Full invitations can be viewed at Party Time
    Date Event
    June 4, 2012
    Coffee and a "Brownie Break" at National Republican Senatorial Committee
    May 17, 2012
    Reception at 21 Club
    Hosted by:
    Ken Mehlman, Wayne Berman, Alfonse D'Amato, John Catsimatidis, Gov. Chris Christie, Lew Eisenberg , Cheryl Halpern, David Kiefer, Michael Leffell, Harrison LeFrak, Bill Palatucci, Dr. Harvey Schiller, Candy Straight, John L. Townsend III
    May 1, 2012
    Reception at Mesa Verde Ranch
    Hosted by:
    William Gray, Yvette Herrell, Cheri & Randy Rabon, Judy & Jeff Rabon
    April 30, 2012
    Reception at Bodega Burger & Lounge
    Hosted by:
    Gail & Dale Armstrong, Earle & Holm Bursum III, Myriam & Holm Bursum IV, State Rep. Don Tripp
    March 29, 2012
    Luncheon at Johnny's Half Shell
View all campaign finance data for Heather A Wilson Sources: OpenSecrets.org Party Time