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Elections 2010: New Mexico latina running for governor under GOP

June 12, 2010

Susana Martinez, New Mexico GOP, candidate for Governor

John Sanchez, GOP, LT Governor, New Mexico

The GOP is supporting a Latina Woman, Susana Martinez for Governor of New Mexico and a Hispanic man for Lt. Governor, John Sánchez largely seen as a “strategic move on their part by some Hispanics in the State after Latinos won three of the four most heated New Mexico primary races described as unprecedented victories as part of a larger trend where the Republican party realizes the need to reach out to non-whites if they want to win elections.  Martinez purports positions that puts her at odds with Hispanics in the State reactionary ones vocal ” in her opposition to issuing drivers’ licenses to undocumented immigrants and giving in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants,” according to Latina Voices a publication.

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