GOP Convention Moves Governor’s Speaking Slot
Gov. Susana Martinez has had her speaking slot for next week’s Republican National Convention shifted.
Instead of speaking Tuesday immediately before the convention keynoter, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Martinez will now speak in Wednesday’s prime time, just before presumptive vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan.
Remarks from the nation’s first Hispanic female elected as a state governor were shifted to accommodate a speech from Ann Romney, the wife of presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, according to the Romney campaign.
Missed Martinez: Unlike when President Barack Obama visited New Mexico, there was no picture taken of Gov. Susana Martinez warmly greeting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in New Mexico this week.
That’s because Martinez wasn’t there for Romney’s rally in Hobbs on Thursday.
Martinez spokesman Scott Darnell said the governor, who had been touted as a possible vice presidential pick for Romney, previously committed to attending a luncheon in Albuquerque with some of the state’s top privately owned businesses, the New Mexico Private 100, and didn’t want to back out.