Martinez Speaks At Koch Brothers' Event

Aug 7, 2013

Credit Office of the Governor

Gov. Susana Martinez spoke at a weekend conference in New Mexico organized by a company owned by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, who are longtime supporters of conservative causes.

Koch Industries spokesman Rob Tappan confirmed Wednesday that Koch held the meeting but he declined to release any details of the event.

Martinez political adviser Jay McCleskey said Martinez delivered brief remarks at what he described as a "private political event" and the Republican governor also met with several national political leaders, including Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP vice presidential candidate in 2012, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.

The event was held near Albuquerque at a resort operated by Santa Ana Pueblo

Koch Industries has interests that include oil refineries, fertilizer, chemicals and paper.

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