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Morning Word, 12-06-12

Roll Call reports that Col. Allen Weh is considering a race for Senate against Sen. Tom Udall.

Weh most recently lost the Republican primary for Governor to Susana Martinez. Martinez went on to win the gubernatorial race against then-Lt. Gov. Diane Denish.

Weh is considered more on the conservative side of things — likely closer to Steve Pearce than Heather Wilson.

The former Republican Party of New Mexico chairman is currently 70 — and would be the oldest first-term U.S. Senator since Thomas Catron, elected in 1912 (the first year that New Mexico was a state). Catron was 72.

Weh would be facing an uphill battle against Tom Udall. Udall was elected in 2008 with north of 60 percent of the vote — a commanding victory over Pearce.

On to the Word:

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Matthew Reichbach has blogged about New Mexico politics since 2006. Matthew was a co-founder of New Mexico FBIHOP with his brother and part of the original hirings at the groundbreaking website the New Mexico Independent. Matthew has covered events such as the Democratic National Convention and Netroots Nation. In addition to politics, Matthew is an avid sports fan, especially of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and TV fan.

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