ICYMI: NM Governor Distances Herself from Romney, Ignores Her Own Record on the "47%"
Submitted by J. Dyrcz on 18 September 2012 - 4:53pm
In Case You Missed It...New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez quickly attempted to distance herself from her Party's presidential nominee, Gov. Mitt Romney 's"47%" moment today. But she is conveniently forgetting her very own record - or lack thereof - on creating jobs here at home in NM, refusing to expand medicaid or help the NM education system. With 22% of our state living below the poverty line, this is more of the same rhetoric from Gov. Martinez, and it once again fails to match her own record and actions when it comes to bringing opportunity to all New Mexicans.
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NM governor responds to Romney video
By RUSSELL CONTRERAS
The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez says the "47 percent" of people mentioned by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a video made public this week represents an important voting block in New Mexico despite income level.
Martinez, the nation's only Latina governor, was asked about the video during a stop in Albuquerque on Tuesday.
The video shows Romney telling wealthy donors that almost half of all Americans "believe they are victims" entitled to extensive government support. Romney has said the comments weren't "elegantly stated" and they were spoken "off the cuff."
Asked if she was offended by the comments, Martinez said New Mexico has many people who are living at the poverty level and that they count just as much as anyone else.
She says the state provides a safety net for those people and she believes that's "a good thing."
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