Gov. Susana Martinez will not be in the audience when presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump makes a high-profile campaign stop in Albuquerque tomorrow night.
Martinez told reporters after a news conference in Albuquerque today that she will not attend the event.
When asked why, the two-term GOP governor said she was “really busy.”
“I’m the governor of New Mexico and I’m really focused on what’s going on here in New Mexico — just like the announcement we just did with 100 new high-tech and research jobs, improving the education for our kids, another job announcement tomorrow,” Martinez said. “Those are the things that I’m concentrating on and I’m going to keep concentrating on.”
Martinez, who is the chairwoman of the Republican Governors Association, has thus far remained mum on whether she’ll back Trump. Her stance has drawn scrutiny from national Democratic groups, who have called on her to state a position.
The governor has criticized some of Trump’s past remarks about immigration, and endorsed Republican Marco Rubio’s presidential bid shortly before Rubio dropped out of the race.
Trump’s campaign event will take place at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Albuquerque Convention Center.