You couldn't blame him for thinking about it. He's been in the Senate for nearly 30 now. I asked Bingaman's spokeswoman Jude McCartin whether her boss had been stocking up on fishing equipment lately. Here's what she said:
I’m not sure where they got the information (there’s no quote, like there was for Conrad). Sen. Bingaman doesn’t typically make a decision about whether he’ll run until late winter. But as I understand it, he did have a fund raising event a few weeks back and raised nearly $400,000.