On Tuesday night, Gov. Susana Martinez (R) helped her state deliver all of its 24 delegates to Trump's nomination. New Mexico wasn't a crucial state to Trump's victory or anything, but having Martinez help cast its votes for him was certainly a feel-good moment for Republicans who just want the party to be unified in November. (For Republicans who can't stand Trump, watching Martinez smile as her state voted for him was probably not so sweet. But that's a different story entirely.)
To be clear, Martinez didn't have to be on the floor of the convention, and she didn't have to play a role in announcing her state's vote for Trumps. Trump won all of New Mexico's delegates after winning its June 7 primary with 70 percent of the vote, one of his highest win margins of the primary.
Martinez -- once hailed as the GOP's ideal vice presidential pick -- hasn't even endorsed Trump. It was a glaring omission in his list of endorsements given she is the chair of the Republican Governors' Association and a rising star once hailed as the GOP's ideal vice presidential pick.
It's plausible Trump was frustrated with Martinez's silence when he decided to go after her record as governor at a rally in her own backyard. His comments swept the headlines the next day and forced other Republicans to come to her defense.
A little more than a week after the skirmish, their relationship changed dramatically -- at least on Trump's end. Trump did an about face and told the Santa Fe New Mexican he wants Martinez's endorsement. "I like her. I respect her," he said.
Technically speaking, he still doesn't have it. But in a roundabout way, Martinez's made clear Tuesday she's at least not harboring any grudges against her party's presidential nominee.