SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez plans to travel to Arizona this week for a meeting of the Republican Governors Association.
Martinez political adviser Jay McCleskey said the governor leaves Tuesday for Phoenix and will attend a fundraiser that afternoon to benefit the Arizona Republican Party.
The meeting of Republican governors ends Thursday, but McCleskey said the governor may stay longer to spend time with her husband, Chuck Franco, and his seriously ill aunt, who lives in Phoenix.
The governors' group is paying for Martinez's travel. She serves on the executive committee of the organization, which helps elect GOP governors. The RGA was the top contributor to Martinez's 2010 campaign, giving about $1.3 million.
A new RGA chairman will be elected at the meeting.