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Gov. Martinez Given Key Speaking Slot at Republican National Convention
Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 6, 2012 | Michael Coleman

Posted on 08/06/2012 8:08:53 AM PDT by greyfoxx39

Gov. Susana Martinez, a key player in Mitt Romney’s strategy to win Hispanic voters, has been given a top speaking slot at the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, Fla. later this month.

The Republican National Committee made the announcement this morning, describing Martinez as “the first female Hispanic governor in the U.S. and the first female governor of New Mexico.”

It’s unclear when Martinez will speak – or if her speech is scheduled in a prime-time slot – but she is among just seven speakers announced this morning. Others announced include Republican heavy hitters such as Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina Gov. Nicky Haley.

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Jay McCleskey, a Martinez political advisor, told the Journal this morning via email that the governor has not been officially vetted by the Romney campaign.

(Excerpt) Read more at abqjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; conservative; convention; politics
Interesting line up of speakers, especially so in light of those missing.
1 posted on 08/06/2012 8:09:01 AM PDT by greyfoxx39
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To: greyfoxx39

I am a fanna of Susanna.


2 posted on 08/06/2012 8:11:46 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: CedarDave; LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; ...

New Mexico ping.


3 posted on 08/06/2012 8:12:33 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Tell the 52,000 mormon missionaries to stop going worldwide proclaiming Christianity to be false.)
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To: greyfoxx39

Glad to hear Susana is in the lineup... downside is this means she’s probably not the VP selectee.

I wonder which boring, dull white guy Romney will select..


4 posted on 08/06/2012 8:13:30 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: greyfoxx39
Others announced include Republican heavy hitters such as Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz....

GROOOOOANNNNNNNNNN......................

5 posted on 08/06/2012 8:15:10 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Migraine
I am a fanna of Susanna.

She is certainly a great change from Richardson, isn't she?

6 posted on 08/06/2012 8:15:44 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Tell the 52,000 mormon missionaries to stop going worldwide proclaiming Christianity to be false.)
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To: greyfoxx39
Interesting line up of speakers, especially so in light of those missing.

I'm looking for someone to tell me why a conservative should watch the Republican National Convention. For the first time in my adult life, I won't be.

7 posted on 08/06/2012 8:15:52 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: ScottinVA

McCain should be thoroughly boo’d by every republican on the floor. Not a word out of his mouth is worth listening to.


8 posted on 08/06/2012 8:17:21 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I won’t be watching either...will just follow the live FR thread.


9 posted on 08/06/2012 8:17:37 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Tell the 52,000 mormon missionaries to stop going worldwide proclaiming Christianity to be false.)
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To: ScottinVA

said the same on another thread.

The VP wll go to some boring, RINO, pro liebral social issues, no emotion, dull, white old guy.

The GOP stuck on stupid for the last two decades.

McCain, Huckabee, where’s Sarah, Demint, Col Allen West you know the folks which can take it to obama and his left wing hate anti Christian, bigoted machine


10 posted on 08/06/2012 8:23:42 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: ScottinVA
Others announced include Republican heavy hitters such as Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz....
GROOOOOANNNNNNNNNN......................


I am not familiar with Gov. Martinez, so I will watch her. As for the others -- McCain, Huckabee, Rice, etc. -- no thanks.

Looks like the ole party hack speakers might help Netflix and channel surfing.


11 posted on 08/06/2012 8:25:58 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Colonel_Flagg
I'm looking for someone to tell me why a conservative should watch the Republican National Convention. For the first time in my adult life, I won't be.

Pretty sad that a conservative would long for the days when a GOP convention would include a Dem senator like Zell Miller....

12 posted on 08/06/2012 8:37:44 AM PDT by wolf24
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To: greyfoxx39

Right On!


13 posted on 08/06/2012 8:41:07 AM PDT by pallis
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To: greyfoxx39

Can The REPUBs please get over McCain. He is among Obama’s biggest fan and practically single-handedly gave us Obama as president. That should have been the last word about him. McCain needs to be hidden away not featured.


14 posted on 08/06/2012 8:51:16 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: rod1
Can The REPUBs please get over McCain.

We tried to get rid of him here in AZ but his machine is too wealthy and ingrained in the politics here. Look for his daughter to be pushed on us when he finally leaves the scene.

15 posted on 08/06/2012 8:55:25 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Tell the 52,000 mormon missionaries to stop going worldwide proclaiming Christianity to be false.)
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To: ScottinVA

I guess the goal is not to get excitement or viewers.


16 posted on 08/06/2012 9:29:58 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: cotton1706

So true!!!!


17 posted on 08/06/2012 10:00:55 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: greyfoxx39

Thanks for the ping! I hadn’t seen this. Pretty cool she has a speaking role - I am a big fan of her and the way she’s running NM!


18 posted on 08/06/2012 10:56:23 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: greyfoxx39

We tried to get rid of him here in AZ but his machine is too wealthy and ingrained in the politics here. Look for his daughter to be pushed on us when he finally leaves the scene.
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I read somewhere that he spend something like $20 million or more of HIS OWN money trying to defeat J.D. Hayworth in the primary.

Why oh why would someone spend that much of their own money to keep their seat??? Craziness.

I also agree with you that big mouth, vapid Meghan will be foisted on the citizens of AZ when McLame finally decides to retire. And of course, she’ll have the money of her own to spend too *sigh* What a shame.


19 posted on 08/06/2012 11:00:16 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: ScottinVA
Glad to hear Susana is in the lineup... downside is this means she’s probably not the VP selectee.

Nope, she has made it clear she doesn't want to be considered. Her only job right now is to clean up the Richardson corruption including eliminating drivers licenses for illegals, reforming public education, and reducing red tape for small and large businesses.

20 posted on 08/06/2012 12:38:58 PM PDT by CedarDave
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"I read somewhere that he spend something like $20 million or more of HIS OWN money trying to defeat J.D. Hayworth in the primary."

Not HIS money Leap. His Wife's money.

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Thanks for the ping Dave.

21 posted on 08/06/2012 3:41:48 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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