Rubio's former New Mexico chair not ready to back Trump
Aug. 23, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The former chair of Marco Rubio's New Mexico operation says she is not ready to back Donald Trump for president.
Monica Youngblood, a New Mexico lawmaker and Latina Republican, told The Associated Press on Monday she intends to back the GOP's nominee. But the Albuquerque Republican says she still needs to hear from Trump about his specific plans for New Mexico.
Youngblood says she tries to look past Trump's controversial statements and evaluate what a Trump presidency would mean for New Mexico — the nation's most Hispanic state.
New Mexico Gov. Susan Martinez, a fellow Republican, also has not endorsed Trump and has said she still needs to hear his plans for the state.
Martinez has previously denounced Trump for his comments about Mexican immigrants.