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Latino Daily News

Monday January 10, 2011

Jeb Bush:  Republican Conservatives Need to Reach Out to Hispanics

Jeb Bush:  Republican Conservatives Need to Reach Out to Hispanics

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is urging his fellow Republicans, especially the conservative arm of the party to reach out to Hispanics, other wise risk not being politically relevant.

His comments came forth in a recent Miami Herald op-ed piece and in his opening remarks at the Hispanic Leadership Network conference.  Bush is co-chairing this week’s conference that was created with the sole intent of reaching out to Hispanic voters.

Bush feels the ‘center-right movement’ of the Republic party is a natural for Hispanic voters who are interested in lower taxes, responsible spending, education reform and individual freedom.  However, with only 38 percent of Hispanics voting Republican in this last mid-term election clearly they need more outreach and a clear message of inclusion.

All potential Republican presidential candidates were invited to the conference, only one accepted Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.