Interview: Wilson has probably run last race

Posted at: 11/25/2012 5:22 PM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Heather Wilson says she's probably run her final race for elective office.

The former Republican congresswoman lost a bid for a New Mexico seat in the U.S. Senate on Nov. 6.

She tells the Albuquerque Journal in an interview she wishes the results were different but doesn't think she can ask her husband to deal with another campaign.

The 51-year-old also says she thinks she's "done her time."

Wilson says Wilson her campaign and Republicans in general failed to win over Hispanic, women and young voters.

She lost the election to Democrat Martin Heinrich by 6 percentage points.

Wilson said she wants to look for leadership opportunities in the private sector to achieve some of the economic development goals she had hoped to accomplish in Congress.