Republican candidate for U.S. Senate - Heather Wilson

Posted at: 10/18/2012 6:59 PM
Updated at: 10/29/2012 2:31 PM
By: KOB.com staff

Photo: Heather Wilson
Photo: Heather Wilson

KOB Eyewitness News 4 has a long-standing commitment to covering politics in New Mexico.

That is why, as part of our Decision 2012 Election Coverage, we are giving each candidate in some of the big federal races two minutes of free airtime to explain who they are, and why you should vote for them.

Each weekday through the end of October, KOB will feature a new candidate at the 6:30 p.m. newscast.

Thursday night, we have the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, Heather Wilson.

This election is about the economy. It's about jobs and how do we move forward with economic growth that can give people jobs that lead to careers.

I don't believe that government can create wealth. It can create conditions for small businesses and entrepreneur to invest and create jobs.

First and foremost, we've got to get our tax code back in shape. I believe we need to extend the taxes we have now, and go through the process of mass taxes simplification, take out all those special provisions and exemptions, lower the rates and broaden the base.