Republicans Urged Not to Ignore the Hispanic Voters
Former Representative Lincoln Diaz-Balart and former Governor Jeb Bush asks the Republican Party to pay attention to the Hispanic voters. Former Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart warned the conservatives that they would lose the vote from the Hispanics if they continue to be against immigrants.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush told the GOP not to act stupid and consider the voice of the Hispanics, who are the fastest growing minority group in the United States. The Hispanic Leadership Network, an arm of the American Action Forum and the American Action Network, intends to build on the Republicans’ success on electing Hispanics into office.
During last November’s elections, exit polls showed that Hispanic voters prefer Democrats over Republicans. If the Republicans want to unseat President Obama, they must turn the trend around.
Republicans who have a tough stance on immigration and won are Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Florida Governor Rick Scott. But the Republicans got the support this year and Diaz-Balart urged the GOP to think about their immigration stance if they want to have a long-term success.
According to Bush, the Republicans should use the power of their offices to place well-qualified Hispanics in commissions, judgeships, and boards before the campaign season begins. They should also start recruiting conservative Hispanics who seek elected office.