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Miriam Martinez Out to Become 1st Latino Woman Governor of Texas

MCALLEN, Texas – Miriam Martinez, a Mexican-born journalist and activist who became a U.S. citizen barely two years ago, wants to make history in 2014 as the first Latino woman to become governor of Texas.

“Texas needs new blood and that’s what I offer. I’m not intimidated by the millions that other candidates may have or are able to collect, what’s important is who gets the most votes and that’s what I’ll achieve by expressing my ideals to the Texas electorate,” Martinez said in an interview with Efe.

The Republican politician will offer a “political platform that includes everyone, from war veterans without medical care to those who live in poor neighborhoods all along the Mexican border.”

Martinez, 40, said that running for the most important public office in Texas isn’t a stunt but rather the product of the current reality of the state in the absence of an obvious front-runner for the 2014 contest.

“Unfortunately the governor, Rick Perry, made a lot of mistakes during his presidential campaign, from which he bowed out without much luck and pretty humiliated. Nowadays the polls don’t favor him and it’s time for the new generations to take over,” she said.

Perry, who has been governor since 2000, dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination exactly one year ago after faring poorly in the debates.

Martinez, who last year ran unsuccessfully for the state legislature, said her loss last November gave her the experience to correct her mistakes and sharpen her strategy for the coming Republican gubernatorial nomination, she said.

“Here it’s all about offering something of value and playing an honorable role without limitations or obstacles. I’ll let God be my guide and let the electorate see me as I am, a woman with children who has suffered domestic abuse but who went forward to triumph in a number of different fields,” Martinez said. EFE


 

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