New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will headline the Ohio Republican Party's State Dinner on June 29.
"I'm elated that Governor Martinez will be the keynote speaker for our annual State Dinner," said Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges.
"She's a job creator, tax cutter, and was elected the first female governor of New Mexico and the nation's first Latina governor. I can't wait to meet her in person."
Other Ohio GOP leaders will also be on hand at the Hilton Columbus Downtown to discuss the coming election cycle.
Martinez, elected in 2010, has "stellar approval ratings," Newsmax magazine recently reported, and is often mentioned as a potential vice presidential candidate in 2016.
Political strategist and former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove said this about Martinez in a Time magazine interview: "Though her state usually votes Democratic, that hasn't stopped this Republican from working with a Democratic legislature to turn a structural deficit into a surplus, pass education reforms to rate each school's performance, enact comprehensive tax reform, and focus on a pro-growth agenda."
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