Gov. Martinez to head GOP effort to recruit minority candidates

Posted at: 02/05/2013 9:15 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval will head up a new Republican effort to recruit Hispanic and female candidates for state offices across the country.

The Republican State Leadership Committee is planning a conference call Wednesday with the Hispanic governors to announce formation of the Future Majority Caucus, which will focus on attracting and supporting more minority candidates at the state level.

Martinez and Sandoval were active in GOP minority recruitment efforts last year, although President Barack Obama overwhelming captured the minority vote in the last presidential election.

Martinez is the nation's first elected Hispanic female governor. Sandoval is Nevada's first Hispanic governor.

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