WASHINGTON – Don’t expect Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to go all out campaigning for two of the GOP’s premier candidates on New Mexico’s general election ballot in November.
The governor, in Washington to testify on oil and gas leasing in a U.S. House committee Wednesday, afterward threw serious – if somewhat cryptic – shade at state Rep. Yvette Herrell, a Republican who won the GOP nomination in the 2nd Congressional District that includes Las Cruces, where Martinez is from.
Asked by the Journal whether she would campaign for Republican Rep. Steve Pearce as he runs to replace her as governor in the November election, she laughed and then offered support but not a pledge to campaign for him. Pearce, running unopposed, secured the GOP nomination Tuesday night.