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April 09, 2012

Martinez Insists She Won't Be VP Nominee

The Albuquerque Journal spoke with New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) about her expressed disinterest in the Republican vice presidential nomination this year, noting that "'no' doesn't always hold true when a call from a presidential candidate comes." However, Martinez back up her "no" with some explanation.

"Martinez told the Journal recently that her responsibility as guardian of her developmentally disabled sister, Lettie, in Las Cruces is one that she can't take to Washington, D.C., regardless of who calls... Staying in Las Cruces allows Martinez's 54-year-old sister to remain near their father, Jake, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease and lives nearby in El Paso... In an interview a month after her November 2010 election, then-district attorney Martinez said leaving the state in 2012 to become a candidate for vice president would cause doubt among the young New Mexican girls who look up to the governor as a role model partly because of her commitment to the job."


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