If you want an idea of how unpopular Congress is right now, check out the first ad from New Mexico U.S. Senate candidate (and former House member) Heather A. Wilson:
Wilson, a Republican, was in Congress for a decade, but you couldn’t possibly know it from this ad, which emphasizes her previous career in the Air Force.
No surprise, given that the most recent polling puts Congress’s approval rating around 13 percent.
Wilson will probably face Rep. Martin Heinrich (D) for the seat held by retiring Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D). Heinrich’s first ad came out about a week ago; he also played down his day job in favor of his blue-collar roots.