Monday, August 5, 2013

Gov. Martinez Has "Casual Meeting" with Paul Ryan

Two Republican politicians who have been mentioned as possibilities for the national GOP ticket met Monday in New Mexico.trying to find out where

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin flew to Albuquerque on Sunday. On Monday he met with our own Gov. Susana Martinez in the Albuquerque area.

"Gov. Martinez had a casual visit with Congressman Ryan while he was in the state and appreciates the opportunity to discuss issues confronting New Mexico with our national leaders," said the governor's spokesman Enrique Knell in an email.

Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, was Mitt Romney's running mate in the 2012 election.

A poll last week by Public Policy Polling, which is owned by Democrats, found U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., leading the GOP field with 16 percent followed by Ryan, former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, who each had 13 percent. Martinez, who has downplayed any national ambitions, polled last in the pack with two percent of those polled.