The website for Susana Martinez indicates that she is a staunch advocate for immigration enforcement. Take note of her last name. It would be hispanic. The next logical question is somewhat rhetorical - unless you ask a liberal. If Martinez is hispanic and supports immigration enforcement, how is immigration enforcement a racist notion?
Via Martinez's website:
As a New Mexican and member of law enforcement, Susana Martinez recognizes how critical it is that we secure our border. With violence in Mexico reaching unprecedented levels, we must do everything within our power to protect against that crime and violence crossing over the border.
While other candidates talk about border security, Susana Martinez is the only one with actual experience taking on the issue. Martinez’s office prosecutes over 600 cases related to border security every year and works with various law enforcement agencies to secure convictions against members of Mexico’s most violent drug cartels. Martinez understands first-hand the threat these criminals pose to our state and will make securing the border a top priority.
Bordering New Mexico's eastern border is the great state of Texas, which is still being led by a Governor who is playing politics by not expressing strong public support for Arizona and Governor Brewer. As I reported HERE, a Public Policy Poll shows Perry and his Democratic challenger, Bill White in a dead heat. What Perry doesn't seem to understand is that if he started talking and acting like Brewer, he would win going away. More evidence of that is the state on Texas' western border.
Rasmussen is reporting that Martinez is in a virtual tie with her Democratic challenger. Interesingly, Martinez trailed her opponent by nearly 20% in March. It's reminiscent of Scott Brown and Martha Coakley. Her tough talk on immigration can only help her at this point.
Rick Perry, are you listening?
h/t to Barrackaid #7