(Roberto E. Rosales / AP)
New Mexico Lt. Gov. John Sanchez (R) has dropped his Senate bid — welcome news to former Rep. Heather Wilson, his chief primary opponent.
Assistant Secretary for the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development at the Department of Education (since May 2009)
The state auditor joins Rep. Martin Heinrich in the Democratic primary for retiring Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s (D) seat.
Interior Department Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation (since May 2009)
Solicitor General of the Interior Department (since June 2009)
U.S. Senator (since January 2009)
(Jamm Aquino / AP)
Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) becomes the fifth Democratic or Democratic-aligned incumbent to bow out this election cycle.