Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz told Newsmax TV
on Friday that he can win the Hispanic vote because they support conservative values.
"I grew up in the Hispanic community," the Texas senator, son of a Cuban immigrant, told "The Hard Line" host Ed Berliner. "It's who I am.
"Hispanics, the values in our community, are conservative values: faith, family, patriotism. Do you know that the rate of military enlistment in the Hispanic community is higher than any community in America?"
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"Hard work, providing for your children. All of those are conservative values," Cruz added.
"All of those are Hispanic values.
"The policies of Barack Obama have wreaked devastation in the Hispanic community. They're not working. The Hispanic community is hurting because of it."
And Hispanics are key to the "old Reagan coalition" that Cruz hopes to pull together to carry him into the White House.
"We bring together conservatives and evangelicals and libertarians," he told Berliner. "We bring together young people and Hispanics and women and Reagan Democrats.
"You know what I am so encouraged by? The incredible support and enthusiasm we're seeing across the country."
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