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  Hector Balderas plans to run for Bingaman seat
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Last EditedCOSDem  Feb 20, 2011 03:20pm
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News DateSaturday, February 19, 2011 09:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionNew Mexico State Auditor Hector Balderas has all but settled on running for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by Sen. Jeff Bingaman next year, according to a Democratic source familiar with his thinking.

Balderas, who is considered a rising star in his party for becoming the youngest Hispanic statewide elected official in the country in 2006, has already contacted the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, made phone calls to donors and consultants and taken the initial steps to build a campaign team, the source told POLITICO Saturday.

"It's 95 percent. He's all but in," said the source.
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