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Susana Martinez has ‘no intentions’ of joining Mitt Romney as vice president
The State Column ^ | January 24, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 01/24/2012 11:35:38 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

New Mexico Republican Governor Susana Martinez apparently has “no intentions” of accepting presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s invitation to be his vice president running mate if he wins the nomination.

Mr. Romney mentioned the New Mexico governor as a possible running mate during an interview on Fox News Friday, but Governor Martinez says she will not be accepting offers from any of the candidates to be their possible running mates.

“I have no intentions of doing anything different other than being governor,” said the New Mexico governor in an interview with ABC News 7 on Friday.

Mr. Romney also mentioned New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie and former Minnesota Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty as possible running mates in his interview Friday.

A Texas native, the 52 year old Governor Martinez is the first female Hispanic governor in the U.S., as well as the first female governor of New Mexico. She also did not offer an endorsement or any support for Mr. Romney during her interview.

Praise from the New Mexico Republican could help Mr. Romney in Florida, as he will face criticism for his plan to veto the Dream Act, an issue of importance to Latino voters. She has attended some fund raising events with the Bain Capital co-founder in the past, and said she is “honored” to be mentioned as a vice presidential candidate.

“As the governor has repeatedly said, she is committed to focusing on turning New Mexico’s economy around and providing for a better education for our kids,” said Governor Martinez’s spokesman Scott Darnell in a statement Friday. “She has no interest in serving as vice president and will not be a candidate for the position.”

According to a December Public Polling Policy poll, Ms. Martinez the most popular of all of the freshman Republican governors that were elected last fall, enjoying a job approval rating of more than 50 percent.

Both parties are aggressively courting Latino voters, but the New Mexico governor won’t be providing that for the Republican party this fall.

“My focus is right here in New Mexico, and I’m going to complete this job,” said Governor Martinez Saturday.


TOPICS: New Mexico; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2012; newmexico; romney; susanamartinez
Milt taking all kinds of hits lately.
1 posted on 01/24/2012 11:35:45 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; SunkenCiv

Wasn’t there a Freeper who predicted that she would be Newt’s running mate?


2 posted on 01/24/2012 11:45:11 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What kind of idiot would be floating names for a running mate without actually asking those individuals first?
3 posted on 01/24/2012 11:53:49 AM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: justlurking

One who is desperate to pick up hispanic votes in FL.


4 posted on 01/24/2012 12:02:35 PM PST by KansasGirl (GO NEWT!)
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To: justlurking

>> What kind of idiot would be floating names for a running mate without actually asking those individuals first?

C’mon — you know the answer! You’d have to be a card-carrying Moron. Like Mitt!


5 posted on 01/24/2012 12:03:03 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: KansasGirl
One who is desperate to pick up hispanic votes in FL.

Bingo.

6 posted on 01/24/2012 12:07:25 PM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: justlurking

“What kind of idiot would be floating names for a running mate without actually asking those individuals first”?

...the kind of idiot that is desperate for conservative votes. Martinez would probably consider VP with Newt. I would prefer Allen West.


7 posted on 01/24/2012 12:41:38 PM PST by albie
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To: KansasGirl
One who is desperate to pick up hispanic votes in FL.

Don't Cuban-Americans (the dominant Hispanic group in Florida) and Mexican-Americans see themselves as 'different'. That is, they care less about the 'Hispanic' label, but care more about the Nation prefix.
I grant you, its abominable that we should have ever let the social engineers (leftists) divide us into hyphenated Americans - in their attempt to divide and conquer and enslave this Nation - but given the hyphens exist, I'd think he'd be trying to pick up Cuban-American votes in Florida by going after Rubio, or someone (since its Romney, maybe he'd go after Desi Arnez).

8 posted on 01/24/2012 1:18:58 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t know her politics yet, but in theory, a Catholic Pres, with a Catholic Hispanic women veep, with all the years that would follow (up to 16 years), would not only destroy the Democrat hold on the Catholic vote, the Catholic Hispanic vote, but over the time of their years as the Catholic and Hispanic faces in America, would drill home the connection between being Christian and rejecting the Democrat party.


9 posted on 01/24/2012 1:21:42 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

Maybe the Pope would do a campaign spot for ‘em.


10 posted on 01/24/2012 1:24:15 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: El Cid

It seems to follow more of a regional than national, I have a Puerto Rican friend who only corrects you if you call her Cuban, but gets downright mad if you said she was Mexican.


11 posted on 01/24/2012 1:31:40 PM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: Deb
Maybe the Pope would do a campaign spot for ‘em.

                                 LOL! Bless you Debs.

12 posted on 01/24/2012 1:32:12 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

The Pope knows my NAME!!! WooHoo!!!


13 posted on 01/24/2012 1:34:15 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb

Well the man we prefer for President is already Catholic.

In a neutral search for vice-presidential talent to serve his ticket, that selection could very well turn out to be Catholic also, it might even be Catholic and Hispanic, those are the odds today.


14 posted on 01/24/2012 1:38:05 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

Marco Rubio.


15 posted on 01/24/2012 1:45:09 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh Susana, oh don’t you cry for me, I come from Florida with a banjo on my knee.


16 posted on 01/24/2012 1:57:34 PM PST by Ted Grant
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who?


17 posted on 01/24/2012 2:01:22 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Deb

I haven’t studied any of their politics so I don’t have a horse in mind, I don’t even know if any of them are conservative enough and desirable enough to be a good choice for veep.


18 posted on 01/24/2012 5:50:50 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Deb

It looks like Rubio would not be the right choice judging by his coming out in this primary fight like this.

Said Rubio: “Mitt Romney is no Charlie Crist. Romney is a conservative. and he was one of the first national Republican leaders to endorse me. He came to Florida, campaigned hard for me, and made a real difference in my race.”


19 posted on 01/24/2012 6:01:13 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Christ on a Crutch!!

Apparently, English is not New Mexico Republican Governor Susana Martinez first language, as she has no intention rather than intentions of accepting the degenerate coward scumbag MYTH FLIP SLICK WILLARD ROMNEY'S singular offer.

Only in AMERIKA.

20 posted on 01/24/2012 6:10:39 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Deb
Marco Rubio is a degenerate weasel who conspired with that fake suntanned orange faggot Charlie Crist to pass Primary Seat Belt enforcement in FL, legislation that even JEB BUSH vetoed every year he was Governor.

Good thing he graduated to DC, DISNEYLAND FOR BUSYBODIES, before he could participate in taking more of my personal freedom away.

Don't worry Marco, once we finish driving a stake through FLIP MYTH SLICK WILLARDS heart, we will be keeping eyes on you , yes indeed.


21 posted on 01/24/2012 6:15:07 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Rome2000

Gee, “seat belt legislation”? You’re kidding, right? He’s a “degenerate weasel” because he voted for seat belt legislation? I always knew there were people who called themselves “conservative” who were too stupid to get out of their own way, but you make self-delusion entertaining.


22 posted on 01/25/2012 10:58:56 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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