POSTED: Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 5:55am
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 2:53pm
Las Cruces - Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is endorsing Dona Ana County District Attorney Susana Martinez for New Mexico governor.
Martinez is locked in a five-way primary race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination.
The Martinez campaign confirmed Palin's endorsement to NewsChannel 9 during a phone call to her Albuquerque campaign office.
Palin will join Martinez at a rally this morning in Albuquerque.
The Martinez campaign hopes the endorsement will boost the candidate's standing as the June 1 primary nears.