Thursday, February 13, 2014

No CPAC for Susana

Despite early reports that Gov. Susana Martinez would be a featured speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) next month, a spokesman for Martinez's re-election campaign just told me that she's not going.

"Unfortunately, the governor was never able to attend due to the fact the event takes place toward the end of the legislative signing period when she is making final decisions on bills," Danny Diaz said in an email.

Martinez has until March 12 to sign or veto bills.

Al Cardenas, chairman of the American Conservative Union, which organizes CPAC, told Univision and Fusion earlier this month that Martinez would, in fact, be among the speakers.

CPAC is scheduled for March 6-8 at National Harbor Resort in Maryland.

Real Clear Politics first reported that Martinez won't be going to CPAC.

"... the absence of Martinez will put a damper on CPAC for conference attendees eager to see and hear the nation’s first female Hispanic governor, who was elected in 2010 and gave a well-received speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa," the online publication said.