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Key to the House May Be in New Mexico

First in a series of occasional articles. Heather Wilson made national headlines recently by forcing the Bush administration to brief members of Congress on its domestic wiretapping program. But here at home, the Republican congresswoman defends Bush's tax cuts and prescription drug plan, reaches out to AIDS patients and pursues issues -- like protecting pets -- that transcend partisan labels. "This is not a typical Republican district," Wilson said, "and I'm not a typical Republican." Indeed, New Mexico's 1st Congressional District, centered in Albuquerque, is one of the most politically confounding places in the country. It is also might be the key...

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