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SANTA FE — We said two weeks ago that New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez’s selection as a Republican National Convention speaker was a slam-dunk for the committee.
Republicans have significant problems with women and minorities so the selection of several minority women with high offices was an easy call.
And now comes the news that our governor will speak immediately before Paul Ryan’s address.
That is a real coup. Her slot is being touted as second only to keynoter Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will introduce presidential nominee Mitt Romney on the final night of the convention.
Every one of the multitude of convention speakers has a special message to deliver.
Martinez was chosen to tell the inspiring story of her life and to talk about what needs to be done to keep the promise of America for the next generation.
Other women governors chosen as speakers are South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin. Other women on the convention program are U.S. Rep Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Ann Romney.
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