ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has been appointed to a new Hispanic leadership team announced Wednesday by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Romney, who won the New Mexico primary on Tuesday, said Martinez will be an honorary co-chair of his “Juntos Con Romney” team that will help guide his campaign on Hispanic initiatives and outreach.
The Republican Party has been working hard to woo Hispanic voters, who make up the fastest growing minority voter block but who traditionally have voted Democratic.
Martinez is considered one of several rising GOP Hispanic stars under consideration as a running mate for Romney. While she has supported the nominee, she has also been critical of the tone Romney and other GOP presidential candidates took against immigration during the primary.