Tags: US | New | Mexico | Governor

Republican Martinez Claims NM Governor's Seat

Wednesday, 03 Nov 2010 12:24 AM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Susana Martinez has won the New Mexico governor's race, making history as the first Hispanic woman to become a state's chief executive.

The 51-year-old Martinez defeated Democrat Diane Denish to also become New Mexico's first female governor.

There was no incumbent in the race. Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson was barred from seeking re-election because he served two consecutive terms.

Martinez, a career prosecutor, made Richardson a central figure in the campaign. She ran as if the election was a referendum on the governor, whose popularity sank amid high unemployment and federal investigations into pay-to-play allegations.

Denish has served as lieutenant governor since 2003 and was Richardson's running mate in 2002 and 2006.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

McSally Win Gives GOP Largest House Majority in 83 Years

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 19:39 PM

Republicans will have their largest U.S. House majority in 83 years when the new Congress convenes next month after a re . . .

Lawyer: Christie Won't be Sued in Bridge Scandal

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 19:13 PM

A lawyer says two lawsuits filed in the apparently politically motivated lane closings of the George Washington Bridge w . . .

Larry Sabato: Jeb Will Have Tougher Road Than Father, Brother

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 17:04 PM

Jeb Bush will have to work a lot harder than either his father or his brother to get to the White House if he throws his . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved