It was reported in early February that New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a rising Latina star in the Republican party, would be attending the Conservative Political Action Conference next month. That’s not the case, according to Real Clear Politics:
Her expected appearance was then widely circulated among conservative groups and other media outlets, several of which touted her as one of the event’s most anticipated speakers.
But according to the Martinez camp, she never confirmed her invitation to appear at the event.
“She’s not speaking at CPAC,” the Martinez adviser said. “That was an error on CPAC’s part.”
No official release was sent out about a speaking slot for Martinez, as CPAC organizers often do when a big name will be featured. Al Cardenas, the chairman of CPAC, however, told other news outlets she would attend and speak.
We’ve requested comment from Martinez’s office.
CPAC will be held Mar. 6-8 in National Harbor, Md.
Other notable attendees: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal; former Sen. Rick Santorum; Sens. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio; and Rep. Paul Ryan. Necktie maker Donald Trump will also attend.