Dems remind voters Senate GOP candidate Wilson had a role in Bush-era U.S. Attorney firings
U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson appeared alongside former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove at an event in Colorado this week, prompting Democrats to criticize Wilson once again for her role in the firing of U.S. Attorney David Iglesias.
“Heather Wilson’s decision to campaign with Karl Rove shows that nothing has changed since she was named one of Congress’ most corrupt members by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington in 2007,” Shripal Shah of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee told the Huffington Post.
Wilson and Rove were both involved in the allegations of politically motivated firings of Iglesias. Critics of the firings allege that Iglesias was canned because he didn’t go after alleged voter fraud that would have helped Wilson in her 2006 campaign against Patricia Madrid. Wilson won in a very close race.
There were no criminal charges filed in any of the firings of U.S. attorneys by the Bush administration.
Iglesias and Rove have sparred over his firing in recent years, with reporter David Weigel calling the “score-settling” by Rove against Iglesias “some of the least-convincing.”
Wilson is the early frontrunner for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat. She previously ran for Senate in 2008 when Sen. Pete Domenici opted not to run because of health issues. Wilson lost in the Republican primary to Steve Pearce narrowly.