Republican Susannah Martinez, a child of the right wing wackos, got a lot of votes in the traditionally northern part of the state. From Democrat Hispanics. Could she hold those votes against a well respected and centric democrat like Ken Martinez? I don't think so.
I know that the Speaker would have a lot to lose politically by running for Governor. But sometimes a good politico has to sacrifice a bit and do what is right for working people and working poor. They are more important than that Speaker job.
Everyone I know thinks Martinez is a brilliant and fair minded man. Now they have to convince him to run for Governor. Some say he isn't well enough known. Well, who was Susannah Martinez before she became Governor. No one had ever heard of her. Just like Gary Johnson when he ran.