"The family has to be a consideration, and for me to take [my sister] to Washington would be to separate her from … the family that's down there, and that would be devastating," Martinez said. "I just couldn’t do it."
NM Gov. Martinez insists she'd reject GOP VP offer
Though many past politicians have accepted the vice presidential slot after strongly denying any interest, she told the Albuquerque Journal recently that her responsibility for a developmentally disabled sibling precluded a move to Washington.