- Associated Press - Thursday, May 19, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has scheduled his first campaign appearance in New Mexico - the state with the highest percentage of Hispanics in the nation.

His campaign website announced Thursday that Trump will hold a rally Tuesday evening at the Albuquerque Convention Center as New Mexico prepares for its June 7 primary.

Trump’s scheduled visit comes after New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a fellow Republican and the nation’s first Latina governor, has denounced him for his past statements about Mexican immigrants and Mexico.

As governor, Martinez has visited Mexico a number of times to promote trade. She has said she wasn’t ready to support Trump and wants to hear about his plans to protect the state’s military bases.

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