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Martinez for Vice President? Some say so
KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 11/05/2013 | Caleb James

Posted on 11/05/2013 10:46:54 PM PST by Alaska Wolf

Created: 11/05/2013 10:45 PM

By: Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Some think they know what the 2016 Republican presidential ticket looks like.

It includes New Mexico governor Susana Martinez.

On Monday, Martinez made eight campaign stops with New Jersey governor, republican Chris Christie.

The appearances have some saying Martinez and Christie together could be a preview of 2016's republican presidential ticket.

Martinez and Christie are no new political team -- they've campaiged together before.

After Monday though, some say looking at these two together could be a preview of the 2016 Republican presidential ticket:

"We cross party lines, we debate, we keep our principles," said Martinez.

On the campaign trail with Christie, Martinez listed traits she says the two of them share, during an interview with NBC News.

"She has I think tread that sort of moderate conservative trail very carefully," said Lonna Atkeson, a political science professor at the University of New Mexico.

Atkeson says those traits, and all the national face time, is fueling predictions Martinez may end up on a presidential ticket.

"They would like to see more Hispanics, Latinos supporting the Republican ticket," said Atkeson.

Appealing to Latino voters is exactly what Christie and Martinez seemed to be doing on Monday.

"We have to embrace minorities and not just visit them before election time," said Martinez, on a stop in mostly Hispanic Union City.

Martinez opened up to NBC News about seeking out minority voters, and including them in solutions.

"What you do is you highlight a small state," said Atkeson.

Atkeson says Martinez out front on a big campaign like Christie's puts our state on stage..

"A small state like New Mexico benefits from national attention," said Atkeson.

But Atkeson says 2016 is far away.

"Her first priority absolutely has to be New Mexico, because she has an upcoming gubernatorial race," said Atkeson.

Martinez echoed that sentiment herself again on Monday.

"I'm committed to New Mexico, I have no thoughts about 2016 in reference to me," said Martinez.

But Atkeson says she wouldn't be surprised if that changes.

Maybe in a big way.

"She should be a viable presidential candidate as well, not just a viable vice presidential candidate," said Atkeson.

Being seen with Christie certainly started a lot of speculation about a possible ticket.

A headline from coverage of the pairs campaign last night reads: "... Our First Look At Chris Christie With The Woman He Might Pick For Vice President."

Martinez is up for re-election in 2014.


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: 2016; republican; ticket

1 posted on 11/05/2013 10:46:54 PM PST by Alaska Wolf
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To: Alaska Wolf

They have got to be kidding


2 posted on 11/05/2013 10:49:56 PM PST by GeronL
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To: Alaska Wolf

Martinez can run the GOPe’s Amnesty Cental. Another fraud.


3 posted on 11/05/2013 10:50:07 PM PST by alstewartfan ("If I had known last summer... I'd have never set my foot inside this bleak and bitter land." Al S)
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To: All
"We have to embrace minorities and not just visit them before election time," said Martinez, on a stop in mostly Hispanic Union City.

Do you really believe embracing minorities will influence how they will vote?

4 posted on 11/05/2013 10:50:07 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

We’ll see how she handles the police rape scandal down in the southern part of her state. If she brushes it aside or otherwise fails to deal with it directly, then we’ll know she isn’t leadership material.


5 posted on 11/05/2013 10:50:11 PM PST by seacapn
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To: Alaska Wolf

Sarah’s running mate? Old school rinos ain’t gonna support that. No way, no how. Either one of them.


6 posted on 11/05/2013 10:50:36 PM PST by rktman (Let sleeping wives lie.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Instituted Obamacare if I remember. Sellout.


7 posted on 11/05/2013 10:51:44 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Alaska Wolf

Looks like I’ll be voting Libertarian...again.


8 posted on 11/05/2013 10:51:49 PM PST by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: seacapn
We’ll see how she handles the police rape scandal down in the southern part of her state

Aren't the cops involved minority members?

9 posted on 11/05/2013 10:52:35 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: alstewartfan
>> Martinez can run the GOPe’s Amnesty Cental. Another fraud. <<

Martinez is despised by New Mexico's leftists because she has been fight to REPEAL the state's benefits for illegal aliens. What are you smoking? Are you presuming she's pro-illegal just because of her last name? I guess Ted Cruz "runs the GOPe's Amnesty Central" using your logic.

10 posted on 11/05/2013 10:52:49 PM PST by BillyBoy (Liz Cheney's family supports gay marriage. Do you?)
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To: Alaska Wolf

If Christie had supported Ken Cuccinelli for Republic governor in Virginia, he would have won (because of the narrow margin and drawn away votes by a Libertarian poseur/possible Obama plant).

Now we are stuck with a Democratic thug and possible criminal for governor and a Democratic Lt. Gov. we never heard of.

Thanks Christie for being a GOP Party Pig and stabbing your “friends” in the back like a RINO does.


11 posted on 11/05/2013 10:54:25 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Alaska Wolf

Aren’t there some quotes that indicated she’s pretty darned pro-amnesty? Plus, I didn’t hear a peep out of her when the NM judges ruled for the homo-fascists against that photographer. Weak on Obamacare, too, I think. I had an open-mind about her, but every little time I hear something, it’s been in a decidedly negative vein.


12 posted on 11/05/2013 10:58:16 PM PST by greene66
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To: Alaska Wolf

If Christie had supported Ken Cuccinelli for Republic governor in Virginia, he would have won (because of the narrow margin and drawn away votes by a Libertarian poseur/possible Obama plant).

Now we are stuck with a Democratic thug and possible criminal for governor and a Democratic Lt. Gov. we never heard of.

Thanks Christie for being a GOP Party Pig and stabbing your “friends” in the back like a RINO does.


13 posted on 11/05/2013 10:59:27 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Alaska Wolf

They make it so easy to make the decison to stay at home 2016 or vote for only Conservatives on the ballot.


14 posted on 11/05/2013 10:59:54 PM PST by RginTN
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To: BillyBoy

No. I had read or heard that she supported “comprehensive ‘immigration’ reform”. Am I wrong? I hope so.


15 posted on 11/05/2013 11:06:59 PM PST by alstewartfan ("If I had known last summer... I'd have never set my foot inside this bleak and bitter land." Al S)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Aren’t the cops involved minority members?


If they are, it won’t make a bit of difference. They’re going to get the justice they deserve.


16 posted on 11/05/2013 11:16:29 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: alstewartfan

If the moderates win this round within the party, and win the national election, it’s preferable to losing our country. Vote for whomever you chose, but, don’t be stupid.


17 posted on 11/05/2013 11:16:51 PM PST by des
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To: des

Oh and I love Susanna! Standing up for conservative principles in New Mexico! Those of you who want to remain powerless, join the Libertarian Party of Virginia. Dopes.


18 posted on 11/05/2013 11:21:49 PM PST by des
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
(because of the narrow margin and drawn away votes by a Libertarian poseur/possible Obama plant).

He wasn't a plant or a poseur, he was the pro-abortion/pro-gay nominee of the libertarian movement, and party.

19 posted on 11/05/2013 11:28:28 PM PST by ansel12 ( Democrats-"a party that since antebellum times has been bent on the dishonoring of humanity.)
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To: des

We’re this close to losing our country (else it is already lost & we are in denial).
“Moderates” are NOT going to get it back. They helped get us here & will continue the decline.

Good Lord. What do these people have to do to open everyone’s eyes?


20 posted on 11/05/2013 11:36:33 PM PST by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: des

Moderates take us down the path to ruin, albeit at a slightly slower pace. No sale. At $18T in debt, a “moderate” isn’t good enough.


22 posted on 11/05/2013 11:58:58 PM PST by alstewartfan ("If I had known last summer... I'd have never set my foot inside this bleak and bitter land." Al S)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Now they’re drinking spiked kool-aid.


23 posted on 11/06/2013 12:08:28 AM PST by Dapper 26
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To: alstewartfan

Oh, one more thing: The only fight you ever get out of a moderate is an attack against a conservative. Once the primaries are over, the wrists go limp. The Communist cretin never would have won the Presidency, much less re-election, if the GOP nominees had the balls to strip the bark off the b@stard. They are worthless.


24 posted on 11/06/2013 12:11:59 AM PST by alstewartfan ("If I had known last summer... I'd have never set my foot inside this bleak and bitter land." Al S)
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To: Alaska Wolf
Oh, Crimeny!

Krispy Kreme donut man doesn't belong anywhere near the white house.

25 posted on 11/06/2013 12:14:35 AM PST by Bullish (The only real solution is to abolish liberal democrats forever)
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To: F15Eagle

:( I’m afraid of it.


26 posted on 11/06/2013 12:45:59 AM PST by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: alstewartfan
>> No. I had read or heard that she supported “comprehensive ‘immigration’ reform”. Am I wrong? I hope so. <<

I would say so. Every article I've read on her describes her as a hardliner anti-illegal immigrant Governor, and the La Raza crowd is constantly calling her a "traitor to her race" and "xenophobic" because she is of Mexican ancestry but has constantly been fighting the state legislature and pushing for the repeal of driver's licenses for illegal aliens. They've been posting daily hate messages on her facebook page calling her a "bad Catholic" and other such nonsense. She's also criticized Rubio for supporting taking an "amnesty now and secure the border later" approach and said securing the border MUST be the no. #1 priority:

http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/what-the-most-prominent-latina-in-the-u-s-thinks-about-immigration-reform-20130207

27 posted on 11/06/2013 12:51:14 AM PST by BillyBoy (Liz Cheney's family supports gay marriage. Do you?)
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To: GeronL

Nope, apparently the fix is in for Hillary already.


28 posted on 11/06/2013 12:58:40 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: KGeorge

LOSE...then it will be too late.


29 posted on 11/06/2013 1:40:09 AM PST by des
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To: BillyBoy

If she’s Christie’s friend, she’s no FRiend of mine. You can blow her horn until the cows come home—CINOSs can go pound sand. No Mas, amigo.


30 posted on 11/06/2013 2:38:30 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

I think I know the real reason.

31 posted on 11/06/2013 2:41:58 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: GeronL

Why wouldn’t Martinez be President with Chris Christie as the Vice President? Way to many assumptions being made in this article.

For the record, I don’t care for either of them.


32 posted on 11/06/2013 2:47:17 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: des

They ‘won’ the last two rounds in 2008 and 2012. How’d that work? This group is incapable of winning, and sabotage outsiders who don’t kowtow to K Street.


33 posted on 11/06/2013 2:52:01 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: Alaska Wolf; All

She has made some La Raza Racist comments in the past...and supports Illegal Alien Amnesty. No Go


34 posted on 11/06/2013 3:29:46 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (2014: RINO Hunting Season)
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To: Alaska Wolf

I would not vote for either one, for any office. I will never again vote for the Republican candidate simply to be voting against the Democrat. If I disapprove of both, I’ll vote for neither.


35 posted on 11/06/2013 4:03:19 AM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: BillyBoy
"Martinez is despised by New Mexico's leftists because she has been fight to REPEAL the state's benefits for illegal aliens."

Yep. My memory isn't what it once was, but I distinctly recall her opposing foreign invaders in NM. Yes, I do think people see the name and jump to conclusions...easy mistake to make...that's why it's important to read further.

36 posted on 11/06/2013 4:30:06 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Alaska Wolf

Hannity played a clip yesterday of Christie, where he basically said the Tea Party was an obstruction to people who want to get things done. Well DUH a$$wipe...certain things should NOT be done.


37 posted on 11/06/2013 4:33:17 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: des

You mean like we won with McCain & Romney? Oh wait...

If it’s not too late already, we’re getting too close for comfort. We need to get our country BACK.

I realize you think a lot of your governor, des. I think a lot of mine, too. That doesn’t mean I think he’s right for Washington DC. And Governor Perry is considerably more conservative than Governor Martinez.


38 posted on 11/06/2013 5:27:11 AM PST by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: AlaskaErik; MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Looks like I’ll be voting Libertarian...again.

Cuccinelli's loss was due to a combination of factors including lack or meaningful support from the GOPe, including Christie staying away. But the biggest was the Libertarian, likely a Rat plant who was PAC supported by a Democratic bundler, and who received nearly 7 percent of the vote. Cuccinelli lost by less than 3 percent.

39 posted on 11/06/2013 11:51:36 AM PST by CedarDave
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To: Mich Patriot

These days she’s in a fight with the teacher’s unions about her administration’s stand to mandate teacher evaluations. The Democratic legislature has refused to even schedule a confirmation vote of her appointed Education Secretary three years in a row.

As for amnesty, I’ll with Conservative District 2 Republican Steve Pearce who wants to secure the border first, give existing illegals Red Cards allowing them to legally work, drive, pay taxes, etc., require employers to verify legal status, but require them to get to the back of the line for citizenship. Most Latinos I work with are in favor of that approach (some have family who are illegals), but the La Raza types want amnesty and citizenship for illegals right now including their votes.


40 posted on 11/06/2013 12:04:26 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: Alaska Wolf

If she’s tying her hopes to Chris Christie then she’s likely to be disappointed.


41 posted on 11/06/2013 12:06:35 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Mich Patriot

I should add the Pearce is NM’s District Two rep which is the entire southern portion of the state directly adjacent to the Mexican border. He has won with over 60% of the vote including many Latinos who have good paying jobs due to the oil and gas drilling and production industry.


42 posted on 11/06/2013 12:08:43 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: DoodleDawg
If she’s tying her hopes to Chris Christie then she’s likely to be disappointed.

I believe any GOP candidate would be hindered tying their hopes for office to Christie.

43 posted on 11/06/2013 12:52:06 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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