SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has landed a prime speaking slot at next week’s Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, though it does not appear she will be Joe Biden’s running mate.
The first-term Democratic governor is scheduled to speak Aug. 18 along with former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., among others.
Biden’s vice presidential nominee is also scheduled to speak that evening, according to the DNC, though Biden has not yet announced the identity of his running mate.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the four-day Democratic National Convention will be conducted largely remotely, with events and speeches broadcast live online.
Lujan Grisham, who has been mentioned as a possible running mate for Biden or a member of his cabinet, plans to deliver her speech remotely from New Mexico, a spokesman confirmed.
Lujan Grisham is the nation’s first Latina Democrat to be elected governor. She served three terms representing the Albuquerque-based 1st Congressional District before being elected governor in 2018.
Her predecessor, GOP ex-Gov. Susana Martinez, who was the state’s first Latina governor, also spoke at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., in 2012.