Mitt Romney officially nominated for president at RNC on Tuesday
Posted at: 08/28/2012 7:46 PM
| Updated at: 08/28/2012 10:28 PM
By: Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4; Danielle Flores, KOB.com
On Wednesday, Republican delegates from across the nation officially nominated Mitt Romney for president.
It was a busy day in Tampa where the convention served two purposes - the first, an opportunity for America to hear from the top leaders in the political party. The second, and perhaps more official, to formally vote in a presidential nominee.
"Madam Speaker, New Mexico has 400 years of cultures working together," said Rep. Steve Pearce (R) New Mexico D-2. "New Mexico is the home to the country's first Latina governor, Susana Martinez. New Mexico is where we teach our children to respect God, to respect the flag, to respect others and to respect themselves. New Mexico is looking for a president who will unite this country instead of divide it. New Mexico cast all 23 votes for the next president of the United States, Governor Mitt Romney."
In fact, Romney garnered the required amount of votes immediately before New Mexico cast its votes. With all the votes total, he received more than 2,000.
Tuesday night, Ann Romney takes the prime-time stage.
KOB Eyewitness News 4 was there as she practiced parts of her speech and got familiar with the layout of the stage.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is the keynote speaker Tuesday night. He is considered a favorite in the GOP and, at one point, urged to run for president. He has long pledged his support for Romney.
Wednesday night is a big night for New Mexico. Governor Susana Martinez will take the prime-time stage.
KOB sat down with Governor Martinez to ask her what her speech to the national audience will focus on.
"I really want to talk about the opportunities that everyone has in America...," Gov. Susana Martinez said. "To become whatever they want to become if they work hard. I also want to send the message that if we pull together, we can solve problems for Hispanics and for Americans across the board."
KOB's RNC coverage Wednesday night will sharply focus on Gov. Martinez and how she may be shaping a new Republican party - one with more Hispanics and more women.