NM Gov. Martinez attending GOP summit in Texas

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Associated Press

Posted on June 19, 2012 at 3:03 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is attending a summit of a Republican Party group that's trying to elect Hispanic GOP candidates to legislatures across the country.

Martinez political consultant Jay McCleskey said the governor serves on a board of advisers for the Future Majority Project established by the Republican State Leadership Committee, a group of state GOP elected leaders nationwide. The summit is Tuesday in Dallas.

McCleskey said the committee is paying for the governor's travel expenses to Texas, and Martinez is scheduled to return to New Mexico on Wednesday afternoon.

The GOP leadership group announced the Future Majority Project last year and has a goal of recruiting and electing 100 Hispanic candidates to legislatures nationwide this year.

Martinez was elected in 2010, and is nation's first female Hispanic governor.

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