- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is working to ensure other Republican governors win election in November at a meeting of the Republican Governors Association.

Martinez is the chairwoman of the association that provides financial and strategical backing to help GOP candidates for governor. A spokesman said Martinez spent most of Thursday in Dallas at a meeting of the group

There are 12 elections for governor this year, and half are considered competitive. Democrats holding nine of the contested seats.

Martinez was re-elected in 2014 and has crisscrossed the country this year to campaign for candidates including North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, and attend state GOP conventions, fundraisers and policy talks. Currently, there are 31 Republican governors, 18 Democrats and one independent.

The Republican Governors Association is paying for Martinez’s travel.


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