- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The nation’s only Latina governor says she knows next to nothing about GOP presidential candidate and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez told The Associated Press on Tuesday that she had no opinion on Cruz’s recent announcement at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, that he would seek the Republican presidential nomination.

Martinez says she doesn’t personally know Cruz nor does she “follow him.”

The Republican governor’s comments come after she has worked to recruit Latino and other minority candidates to the GOP. Martinez, who is Mexican American, also is a rising star within the Republican Party.

Cruz is Cuban American.

Martinez said she expects a crowded field of Republican presidential candidates and hasn’t said who she might support.

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