- Associated Press - Friday, February 21, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is in the nation’s capital to meet with governors from other states.

Martinez political adviser Jay McCleskey said Martinez will attend events of the National Governors Association and the Republican Governors Association.

Martinez left New Mexico on Thursday after the Legislature adjourned.

The nation’s governors are in Washington, D.C. this weekend for their annual winter conference. The governors head to the White House Sunday evening for dinner with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. The governors meet with the president and vice president on Monday.

However, Martinez won’t be there at the White House. She plans to return to New Mexico on Saturday.

McCleskey said Thursday the Republican Governors Association will pay for Martinez’s travel. She serves on the executive committee of the organization.



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