A Latino political action committee has kicked off a $20 million campaign to eject from office Republicans who oppose immigration reform being pushed by President Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers.
The Latino Victory Project, a key fundraising player in efforts to help re-elect the president, is targeting members of Congress who represent sizeable Latino communities, but remain against comprehensive immigration reform, The Washington Post reports
"We’re all very united. I think it’s a pivotal moment," said one supporter, Amalia Perea Mahoney.
The committee was created by actress Eva Longoria, Puerto Rico lawyer Andres Lopez, and San Antonio businessman Henry R. Muñoz III.
"What we want to do with the Latino Victory Project is build political power in the Latino community, so that the faces of Latinos are reflected not just in every level of government but in the policies that drive the country forward," the group's president Cristobal Alex told the Post.
Latino Decisions, a polling firm, has named 10 House Republicans whose bids for re-election could be affected by Latino voters next year.
They are: Reps. Jeff Denham, Gary Miller, David Valadao and Howard "Buck" McKeon, all of California; Colorado Reps. Mike Coffman and Scott R. Tipton; Randy Weber of Texas; Daniel Webster of Florida; Joseph Heck of Nevada; and Stevan Pearce of New Mexico.
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