Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

District 1 Candidates Court N.M. Veterans.

Byline: John J. Lumpkin Journal Staff Writer

* Wilson's work on federal funding, Kelly's Army resignation over Vietnam War questioned

Both Republican Rep. Heather Wilson and Democratic challenger John Kelly are making a pitch to veterans in the 1st Congressional District.

Wilson has hosted two Arizona Republicans in recent months: former prisoner of war and presidential candidate Sen. John McCain at a veterans campaign rally, and Rep. Bob Stump, a World War II veteran and chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, at a forum at the local Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Wilson, the first female veteran in Congress, is trying to have a veterans' cemetery created in Albuquerque. …

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