Former state Rep. Janice Arnold-Jones says she's considering a bid for the U.S. House, in the Albuquerque-are First Congressional District.
She said calls from constituents are prompting her to think about it -- and that possibility that incumbent U.S. Rep Martin Heinrich might run for the Senate seat held by Jeff Bingaman, until he retires next year.
"Since the announcement by Senator Jeff Bingaman that he will retire at the end of his term I’ve received numerous telephone calls and emails asking me to run for several different offices," she said in a statement.
"The majority of these calls have been supporters asking me to step forward and run for Congress. Forming an exploratory committee is the first step in a possible run."
No other Republicans have announced for the seat, and Heinrich has not said one way or the other what he plans to do.