New Mexico Governor to Speak at GOP Convention - Won't Be Romney VP
08/07/2012 - 14:02 ||
Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick will not be New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez. Why? Because she's been tapped to speak at the Republican National Convention, reports Fox News Latino.
Martinez, the first Latina governor of New Mexico, will take the stage and put to rest all rumors of a run with Romney.
"The veep rumor is over," Martinez said at a news conference on New Mexico business practices. "I've said it over and over and over and over, I don't have any interest in being the vice president. I have every interest in the world of staying in New Mexico and taking care of New Mexico business."
Martinez joins South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, both the first female governors of their states, in addressing the gathering. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the first black female to hold the position, is also scheduled to speak.
"I haven't written my speech yet, but my message certainly is that if we move America forward we move New Mexico forward as well," Martinez announced. "We want our folks who are unemployed to become employed."
Martinez, who many believed to be on Romney's short list for vice president picks to woo Hispanic voters, admits not having a special message for Hispanics.
"I think what is important is that Hispanic families want the same thing as Anglo families or another family, which is to be able to go to work and provide an education to our children," she said. "I don't see us being any different in the sense of what we want from our own families. We just have to have good, honest conversations with them in terms of what we are offering...to turn America around."
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