New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday will endorse Marco Rubio for the GOP nomination, giving the Florida senator a badly needed piece of good news during a rough period of his campaign.
“Marco Rubio is a compelling leader who can unite the country around conservative principles that will improve the lives of all Americans,” she said in a statement. “The stakes for our great country are too high — and the differences between the candidates too great — for me to remain neutral in this race. I wholeheartedly trust Marco to keep us safe and ensure a better tomorrow.”
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Martinez has been critical of GOP front-runner Donald Trump in the past:
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 2, 2015
And she’s reportedly not committing to vote for Trump if he’s the nominee even though she’s chairwoman of the Republican Governors Association:
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, chair of RGA, won't commit to voting for Donald Trump: https://t.co/hzrbVbWB7C
— Elena Schneider (@ec_schneider) March 2, 2016
New Mexico Gov. Martinez won't commit to voting for Trump – New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez won't say if she wi… https://t.co/ItjF3Bxpza
— KOB 4 (@KOB4) March 2, 2016
However, she’s not the “rising star” she once was:
New audio recording suggests Gov. Susana Martinez was drunk as she challenged police responding to a callhttps://t.co/00BmoNyX2z
— Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire) December 23, 2015
— David Crary (@CraryAP) December 23, 2015