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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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