Jeb Bush Guides Republican Outreach to Latinos

By: AP
By: AP

MIAMI (AP) --

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will help lead a Republican group's efforts to improve the party's outreach to Hispanic voters in preparation for the 2012 presidential election.

The new Hispanic Action Network is part of a growing number of
Republican organizations reaching out to Hispanics and it has
powerful support.

The group is meeting Thursday and Friday in Miami. It is backed
by former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman, whose American Action
Network funneled more than $30 million in campaign funds to
Republicans in about 30 congressional races last year.

With the Latino population growing in swing states such as
Nevada, Colorado and Florida, Republicans need to chip away at
Hispanics' overall 2-1 preference for Democrats.


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  • by Arman Dillo Location: fourth generation immigrant on Jan 13, 2011 at 02:38 PM
    Will Jeb will reach out to more Latinos with boondoggles like Mission San Luis? - a monument to Spanish conquest and exploitation of native people... a gift to his wife to salve her hatred of Tallahassee - a suitable metaphor to show Republicans will take money form native Floridians to build a monument to another culture? ....Even if it is to a group they themselves have vilified in the past through draconian immigration policy. Sure reach out to Latinos to grab the White House - but beware Latinos may be more shrewd than gullible.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 13, 2011 at 12:14 PM
    If I recall history correctly, Republicans have been the folks who owned companies who would work Latinos for less than minimum wages, not only here but in California too. So why would Latinos want to "buddy up" with the group that exploited them. Same question goes to African Americans. Jeb doesn`t care about these people or their needs,, he just wants to take more voters away from the Democrats to preserve the Republican majority in Florida so it will be more like Texas and Arizona.
  • by boy Location: country on Jan 13, 2011 at 08:34 AM
    why wouldn't he ....he his married to one
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