GOP Showcasing Hispanic Stars

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ALBUQUERQUE, NM 10-16-11

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Florida Sen. Marc Rubio are popular, political newcomers who tow a safe party line in presidential battleground states.

The rising GOP stars are also Hispanics.

The Republican Party clearly hopes to capitalize on in the upcoming national elections.

Republicans are inviting them on international fact finding trips, courting them for high-profile public appearances and whispering their names as possibilities for vice presidential nominations.

Fred Malek, founder of the conservative American Action Network, says the party sees an opportunity to lure more moderate and conservative Hispanics with pro-family, pro-jobs, strong-work-ethic themes that appeal to immigrants.


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  • by Jane on Oct 17, 2011 at 11:22 AM
    Did the hispanics in attendance at the gala have to show their ID's?
  • by Franklin on Oct 17, 2011 at 08:50 AM
    Since they are conservatives, they will be denigrated or minimizedby the MSM. Anybody remember Governor Jeb Bush's son when he gave a speech at the GOP Convention during the 1992 Presidential election between his Grandfather then President Bush and Bill Clinton? Handsome, polished, and gave a speech that was second to none. MSM realized this man was a true danger to their boy Clinton, and he was barely seen on television again. It happens folks. The left is alive with deceit.
  • by Jose Location: Quincy on Oct 16, 2011 at 12:16 PM
    Really? Wow, I'm now going to vote Republican! ....Not! Do they think I'm really that stupid?
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      by Anonymous on Oct 17, 2011 at 10:26 AM in reply to Jose
      Well no, but your educated brotheran will.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 16, 2011 at 11:32 AM
    Why can't all people running for political office, just stand on their own merits. Quit cow-towing to splinter groups and kissing their rings WHEN THEY DON'T MEAN IT. No politician likes anyone but himself. Get that through your thick skulls. After they stand on a street corner and do the stupid wave, can you ever get an appointment with them? NO! Do they listen to you? NO! They are streethoes for 5 minutes and then don't give a flip about you ever. You'd think by now everybody would realize a politican is only out for himself. They lie. They cheat. They do ever underhanded thing they can do to get elected. Don't get suckedin again.
  • by Javier Location: Valdosta on Oct 16, 2011 at 10:51 AM
    Token Hispanics in a party hostile to Hispanics and friendly only to rich, angry, white males?
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      by Missy on Oct 17, 2011 at 08:06 AM in reply to Javier
      My father is not rich, angry or white. He's a Texan with hispanic roots. I was raised Republican and totally stand by my party. I know a great many Hispanic republicans.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 17, 2011 at 10:25 AM in reply to Javier
      You sir are PATHETIC
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