ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is one of three female Republican leaders picked to speak at the Republican National Convention in Tampa later this month.
Martinez and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, the first female governors of their states, are among a trio of female firsts leaders slated to address the gathering that begins Aug. 27. Martinez has the additional distinction of being the first female Hispanic governor in the country.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the first black female to hold that job, is also scheduled to speak.
The GOP convention schedule is packed with high-profile names to fire up divergent wings of the Republican Party, from social conservatives to fiscal hawks. They will speak ahead of Mitt Romney's formal acceptance of his party's presidential nomination.
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New Mexico is located in the southwestern region of the U.S. Inhabited by Native American populations for many centuries, New Mexico has also been part of Imperial Spain, part of Mexico, and a U.S. territory.