RNC sets sights on Latinos; polls show immigration reform key ingredient
Months after President Barack Obama’s resounding win over Republican Mitt Romney, the GOP is out with a plan to target the voters who many credit with putting the president over the top: the nation’s burgeoning Latino electorate.
President Barack Obama’s 71 percent share of the Latino vote in November’s election, as well as the overwhelming support among Latinos of all political parties for immigration reform, has led to an important shift in the Republican party’s policies and outreach to Latino voters. Today the Republican National Committee announced its support for comprehensive immigration reform and vowed to spend $10 million this year on hiring staff to expand outreach to Latino and other voting groups. The moves were announced as part of a rollout of the party’s Growth and Opportunity Project report.
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