Just The News: Former CIA officer Valerie Plame was defeated in her Democratic primary race Tuesday night. She was competing for an open congressional seat representing the third congressional district of New Mexico.
Plame played upon her history as a former U.S. intelligence operative whose identity was exposed after her diplomat husband disputed U.S. intelligence having to do with the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Plame’s memoir “Fair Game” was been made into a film starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts.
Teresa Leger Fernandez, a New Mexican attorney, won the party’s nomination and will compete for Representative Ben Ray Luján’s seat, as he runs for retiring Senator Tom Udall’s seat. more