Campaign 2010

Mar 21, 2007

DCCC Radio Ad in New Mexico Calls on Heather Wilson to Come Clean About the U.S. Attorney Scandal

DCCC Press

Mar 21, 2007

DCCC Radio Ad in New Mexico Calls on Heather Wilson to Come Clean About the U.S. Attorney Scandal

Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), announced today the DCCC is running a radio ad against Congresswoman Heather Wilson (R-NM-1) calling on her to come clean about her role in the U.S. Attorney scandal. The ad will begin airing in New Mexico during drive time this morning and run for five days.

“A federal prosecutor was fired only after he refused to bend to Heather Wilson’s political pressure. Heather Wilson must come clean with people of New Mexico’s first congressional district,” Chairman Van Hollen said. “Heather Wilson owes her constituents an explanation – who called her about David Ingelias and who did she call after Ingelias refused to break the law and discuss a sealed indictment?”

The audio recording of the ad is available on the DCCC website, The text of the ad follows:

“Testified” – 60 second Radio

October, 2006

A phone call is made … a scandal begins.

According to testimony from the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, Congresswoman Heather Wilson called U.S. Attorney David Iglesias and pressured him concerning a federal corruption investigation.

Listen to U.S. Attorney Igelsias’ testimony before the Committee…

“I received a call from Heather Wilson.” “She said ‘what can you tell me about sealed indictments.’ The second she said any questions about sealed indictments, red flags went up in my head, because as you know, we cannot talk about indictments until they’re made public, in general, we specifically cannot talk about a sealed indictment.”

Serious questions remain about Heather Wilson and violation of Congressional ethics rules.

It’s time for Heather Wilson to release her phone records and come clean.

It’s time for Heather Wilson to tell the full truth.

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