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7:14 am
Thu May 30, 2013

NM Gov. Susana Martinez Attends GOP Event in Texas

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is attending a political event in Texas that's part of effort by Republicans to recruit and elect more women and minority candidates.

Martinez political adviser Jay McCleskey said the governor will participate in a summit in Austin for the Future Majority Project, which was started by the Republican State Leadership Committee.

The governor headed to Texas on Wednesday and returns to New Mexico Thursday morning.

McCleskey said the event is to help raise money for the GOP program. Some local and state candidates from across the country are to attend the summit.

The GOP leadership committee is paying for the governor's travel.

Martinez co-chairs the Future Majority Caucus, a group of Hispanic politicians who advise the party on efforts to recruit more state-level minority candidates.