Martin Heinrich Election Results: Democratic Rep. Prevails Over Heather Wilson

11/07/2012 08:22 am ET

Rep. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) defeated former Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.) Wednesday in the New Mexico race for U.S. Senate, projects the Associated Press.

Heinrich will replace retiring Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) Heinrich was considered the favorite throughout the race. Wilson lost a bid for the Republican nomination for Senate in 2008.

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