November 2nd, 2010
10:40 PM ET
8 years ago

In New Mexico: CNN projects Republican Gov. win

(CNN) - Republican Susana Martinez has defeated Democratic Lt. Gov. Diane Denish in the race for New Mexico governor, CNN projects. Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson is term-limited. Martinez becomes the nation’s first female Hispanic Governor. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.

Filed under: New Mexico • Susana Martinez • The Latest Calls
October 25th, 2010
10:34 PM ET
8 years ago

New Mexico candidate for governor says Republicans 'outnumbered'


Alamogordo, New Mexico (CNN) - When CNN interviewed Susana Martinez, New Mexico's Republican candidate for Governor, we got a surprise. Our cameraman John Torigoe was trying to clip the microphone pack to the candidate's belt when she pulled away and said "Be careful, that's a gun back there." Martinez tells CNN she has a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

She was packing heat when she addressed a gathering in Alamogordo, New Mexico on Monday. She warned them not to get too confident because "as Republicans we're outnumbered."

Filed under: 2010 • New Mexico • Susana Martinez
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