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              Steve Verity, from Pecos, voices his frustration at a community meeting at Pecos High School to update residents on the fire situation on May 31, 2013 in Pecos, N.M.  Officials said the

    Steve Verity, from Pecos, voices his frustration at a community meeting at Pecos High School to update residents on the fire situation on May 31, 2013 in Pecos, N.M. Officials said the

    Posted: 6/1/2013 2:35:45 PM EST
    Steve Verity, from Pecos, voices his frustration at a community meeting at Pecos High School to update residents on the fire situation on May 31, 2013 in Pecos, N.M. Officials said the fire in New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest more than doubled in size by Friday night and was still totally uncontained. That prompted New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez to declare a state of emergency in San Miguel County to free up state funds to fight the fire. (AP Photo/The Santa Fe New Mexican, Luis Sanchez Saturno)
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              State Police turn Steve Verity, from Pecos, N.M., back away from the Tres Lagunas Fire near Pecos on May 30, 2013. Officials said the fire in New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest more

    State Police turn Steve Verity, from Pecos, N.M., back away from the Tres Lagunas Fire near Pecos on May 30, 2013. Officials said the fire in New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest more

    Posted: 6/1/2013 12:29:22 PM EST
    State Police turn Steve Verity, from Pecos, N.M., back away from the Tres Lagunas Fire near Pecos on May 30, 2013. Officials said the fire in New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest more than doubled in size by Friday night and was still totally uncontained. That prompted New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez to declare a state of emergency in San Miguel County to free up state funds to fight the fire. (AP Photo/The Santa Fe New Mexican, Luis Sanchez Saturno)
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              Robert Morales, with the Santa Fe National Forest, speaks at a community meeting at Pecos High School to update residents on the fire situation on May 31, 2013 in Pecos, N.M.  Officials

    Robert Morales, with the Santa Fe National Forest, speaks at a community meeting at Pecos High School to update residents on the fire situation on May 31, 2013 in Pecos, N.M. Officials

    Posted: 6/1/2013 12:29:22 PM EST
    Robert Morales, with the Santa Fe National Forest, speaks at a community meeting at Pecos High School to update residents on the fire situation on May 31, 2013 in Pecos, N.M. Officials said the fire in New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest more than doubled in size by Friday night and was still totally uncontained. That prompted New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez to declare a state of emergency in San Miguel County to free up state funds to fight the fire. (AP Photo/The Santa Fe New Mexican, Luis Sanchez Saturno)
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              A view from Pecos, N.M. of the Thompson Fire in the Jemez on  May 31, 2013 in Pecos, N.M.  Officials said the fire in New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest more than doubled in size by

    A view from Pecos, N.M. of the Thompson Fire in the Jemez on May 31, 2013 in Pecos, N.M. Officials said the fire in New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest more than doubled in size by

    Posted: 6/1/2013 12:29:22 PM EST
    A view from Pecos, N.M. of the Thompson Fire in the Jemez on May 31, 2013 in Pecos, N.M. Officials said the fire in New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest more than doubled in size by Friday night and was still totally uncontained. That prompted New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez to declare a state of emergency in San Miguel County to free up state funds to fight the fire. (AP Photo/The Santa Fe New Mexican, Luis Sanchez Saturno)
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              A view of the Tres Lagunas Fire from Pecos, N.M. on May 31, 2013. Officials said the fire in New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest more than doubled in size by Friday night and was stil

    A view of the Tres Lagunas Fire from Pecos, N.M. on May 31, 2013. Officials said the fire in New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest more than doubled in size by Friday night and was stil

    Posted: 6/1/2013 12:29:22 PM EST
    A view of the Tres Lagunas Fire from Pecos, N.M. on May 31, 2013. Officials said the fire in New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest more than doubled in size by Friday night and was still totally uncontained. That prompted New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez to declare a state of emergency in San Miguel County to free up state funds to fight the fire. (AP Photo/The Santa Fe New Mexican, Luis Sanchez Saturno)
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              Smoke from the Tres Laguans fire near Pecos, N.M. is seen on May 30, 2013. Officials said the fire in New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest more than doubled in size by Friday night and

    Smoke from the Tres Laguans fire near Pecos, N.M. is seen on May 30, 2013. Officials said the fire in New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest more than doubled in size by Friday night and

    Posted: 6/1/2013 12:29:22 PM EST
    Smoke from the Tres Laguans fire near Pecos, N.M. is seen on May 30, 2013. Officials said the fire in New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest more than doubled in size by Friday night and was still totally uncontained. That prompted New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez to declare a state of emergency in San Miguel County to free up state funds to fight the fire. (AP Photo/The Santa Fe New Mexican, Luis Sanchez Saturno)
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              FILE - This Nov. 13, 2012 file photo New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a news conference in Trenton, N.J. Christie is one of nine Republican governors who support Medicaid expans

    FILE - This Nov. 13, 2012 file photo New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a news conference in Trenton, N.J. Christie is one of nine Republican governors who support Medicaid expans

    Posted: 6/1/2013 9:54:10 AM EST
    FILE - This Nov. 13, 2012 file photo New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a news conference in Trenton, N.J. Christie is one of nine Republican governors who support Medicaid expansion, a major component of President Barack Obama's health care law taking effect Jan. 1. The others Republican governors supporting the expansion are Jan Brewer in Arizona, Rick Scott in Florida, Terry Branstad in Iowa, Rick Snyder in Michigan, Brian Sandoval in Nevada, Susana Martinez in New Mexico, Jack Dalrymple in North Dakota and John Kasich in Ohio. The law is designed to provide coverage to about 20 million uninsured people if all states accept. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
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              FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2011 file photo, guests stand outside the new Spaceport America hangar in Upham, N.M.   Gov. Susana Martinez Tuesday May 7,2013 announced that Elon Musks’ Space

    FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2011 file photo, guests stand outside the new Spaceport America hangar in Upham, N.M. Gov. Susana Martinez Tuesday May 7,2013 announced that Elon Musks’ Space

    Posted: 5/7/2013 3:59:25 PM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2011 file photo, guests stand outside the new Spaceport America hangar in Upham, N.M. Gov. Susana Martinez Tuesday May 7,2013 announced that Elon Musks’ Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, has signed a three-year lease to do testing of its “Grasshopper” reusable rocket in southern New Mexico, adding a second company at Spaceport. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
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              File-This Jan. 23,2013 file photo New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is shown at the Albuquerque Motor Vehicle Department during a news conference. Martinez and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval

    File-This Jan. 23,2013 file photo New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is shown at the Albuquerque Motor Vehicle Department during a news conference. Martinez and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval

    Posted: 2/5/2013 6:43:17 PM EST
    File-This Jan. 23,2013 file photo New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is shown at the Albuquerque Motor Vehicle Department during a news conference. Martinez and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval will head up a new Republican effort to recruit Hispanic and female candidates for state offices across the country. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras,File)
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              FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2012, file photo, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. A political generation ago, the West signaled t

    FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2012, file photo, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. A political generation ago, the West signaled t

    Posted: 1/26/2013 3:53:21 AM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2012, file photo, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. A political generation ago, the West signaled the nation's rightward swing -- from the emergence of Ronald Reagan to the success of tax limitation ballot measures in California and Colorado. But now the fabled expanse of jagged peaks, arid deserts and emerald coastlines is trending in a different direction. From Washington state -- where voters in November legalized marijuana and upheld the legality of gay marriage -- to New Mexico, once a hotly-contested swing state that Republicans ceded to Democrats in the presidential campaign, the west has become solidly Democratic terrain. The coastal base states of Washington, Oregon and California continue to move further to left, while the hotly-contested swing states east of the Sierra Nevada are trending more and more toward the Democrats. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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              New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez speaks to supporters for presidential candidate Mitt Romney during a rally, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in Las Vegas. Martinez spoke to a group of volunteer

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez speaks to supporters for presidential candidate Mitt Romney during a rally, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in Las Vegas. Martinez spoke to a group of volunteer

    Posted: 10/13/2012 3:23:51 PM EST
    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez speaks to supporters for presidential candidate Mitt Romney during a rally, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in Las Vegas. Martinez spoke to a group of volunteers who gathered to canvass for the Romney campaign. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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              In this Aug. 29, 2012, photo, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. The Republican Party’s next generation of leaders were in d

    In this Aug. 29, 2012, photo, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. The Republican Party’s next generation of leaders were in d

    Posted: 8/30/2012 3:18:31 AM EST
    In this Aug. 29, 2012, photo, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. The Republican Party’s next generation of leaders were in deep supply at the GOP’s national convention as they positioned for future national roles and, perhaps, even their own shot at the White House in four or eight years. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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              FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2012, photo, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez speaks in Santa Fe, N.M.  The Republican National Committee has announced that Martinez will be one of the speakers

    FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2012, photo, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez speaks in Santa Fe, N.M. The Republican National Committee has announced that Martinez will be one of the speakers

    Posted: 8/5/2012 11:38:41 PM EST
    FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2012, photo, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez speaks in Santa Fe, N.M. The Republican National Committee has announced that Martinez will be one of the speakers at the 2012 GOP Convention in Tampa. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
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    Posted: 6/2/2012 7:00:47 PM EST
    In a Thursday, May 31, 2012 photo, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez talks to reporters during a tour and briefing at a fire base camp near Reserve, N.M. Fire officials said Friday that the massive blaze in the Gila National Forest scorched an additional 39 square miles in the past day. The fire has burned nearly 217,000 acres in an isolated mountainous area of southwestern New Mexico. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service, Tara Ross)
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    Posted: 6/1/2012 5:15:47 PM EST
    Operations section chief Danny Montoya, left, talks to Gov. Susana Martinez about the behavior of the Whitewater-Baldy fire burning near Reserve, N.M., after an aerial tour on Thursday, May 31, 2012. The fire has burned more than 190,000 acres to become the largest fire in New Mexico's recorded history. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
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    Posted: 5/15/2012 3:00:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this May 7, 2012 file photo, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez speaks in Albuquerque, N.M. Martinez, who is often mentioned as a potential vice presidential candidate but has repeatedly said she has no interest in the spot, is criticizing presumptive nominee Mitt Romney for his harsh stance against immigration. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
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    Posted: 5/8/2012 8:05:48 PM EST
    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez speaks during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M. on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, where it was announced that Hobbs and Lea County had beat out a second finalist, Las Cruces, for a new $1 billion research center. The Center for Innovation, Technology and Testing - or CITE - will be a scientific ghost town developed to help researchers test everything from intelligent traffic systems and next-generation wireless networks to the latest in automated washing machines and self-flushing toilets. (AP Photo/Jeri Clausing)
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    Posted: 4/27/2012 7:50:48 PM EST
    In this document obtained by the AP from the National Archives Southwest Region center in Fort Worth, Texas, the paternal grandfather of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is seen on a ?certificate of naturalization? dated April 6, 1942. The document shows that Adolfo R. Martinez became a U.S. citizen in 1942 after lawfully entering the country more than two decades earlier, resolving questions over whether the Republican governor?s ancestor was an illegal immigrant. (AP Photo/National Archives Southwest Region center)
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    Posted: 4/27/2012 7:50:47 PM EST
    FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2012 photo, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez speaks in Santa Fe, N.M. Martinez?s paternal grandfather became a U.S. citizen in 1942 after lawfully entering the country more than two decades earlier, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press that resolve questions over whether the Republican governor?s ancestor was an illegal immigrant. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
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    Posted: 4/4/2012 11:35:46 PM EST
    FILE In this Jan. 17, 2012 file photo, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is seen in Santa Fe, N.M. Not it! Republicans considered to be up-and-comers are scrambling to make it known they have no interest in becoming Mitt Romney?s running mate, taking themselves off the still-forming short list of would-be vice presidents. With Romney poised to win the GOP nomination in June _ if not earlier _ some of the focus has shifted to his pick for the number-two spot on his ticket but no one is rushing forward and many of the top prospects are trying to shut down the conversation before it begins. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)