Al Cardenas, the former chairman of Florida’s Republican Party and the chairman of the American Conservative Union said in a NewsmaxTV interview that the crop of current GOP hopefuls must reach out to Hispanics to retake the White House.
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“Truth is that, without a reasonable percentage of their support, we can’t reoccupy the White House,” said Cardenas, who was born in Cuba and came to the United States as a 12-year-old. He said Hispanics are going to be vital this election.
“Out of 13 or 14 states that will likely decide the outcome of this election, you start looking at Florida, at Virginia, Colorado and New Mexico, Arizona, and, to some extent, Ohio and you realize that, if we don’t have a significant percentage of support there, we’re not going to win those states,” Cardenas said.
“Obviously, there is a lot of work to be done. That constituency is critical, but Hispanics have been more impacted by unemployment, by the misery index that we talk about, than anyone else.
“And when you talk to Hispanics about equality of education, opportunities for their kids to find employment, a better future in America and upholding the traditional values that our party espouses, we have a loyal constituency and we just need to get better at the messaging.”
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