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Latino Daily News

Tuesday April 17, 2012

Republican National Committee Upping Latino Outreach Efforts in Swing States

Republican National Committee Upping Latino Outreach Efforts in Swing States

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On Monday the Republican National Committee announced the addition of six state directors whose jobs it will be to help Republicans court Latino and Hispanic voters ahead of the general election.

“Working closely with the RNC and our Hispanic Outreach Director Bettina Inclán, these political professionals will play a critical role in engaging Hispanic voters in spreading the Republican message and important Get Out The Vote efforts,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement. “They will continue to build a grassroots effort that will help ensure GOP victories in key battleground states this November.

“Within the coming months, the RNC will tirelessly work to engage the Hispanic community not only in battleground states but across the United States. With the unemployment rate for Hispanics over ten percent, two points higher than the national average, Hispanics across the country are frustrated with rising gas prices and skyrocketing debt.”

RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day pointed to a recent Tarrance Group poll where a majority of Hispanics believe this country is on the wrong track after President Obama failed to deliver on his ‘Hope and Change’ promises from four years ago.

Though a strong number of Latinos and Hispanics support President Obama over the GOP’s top candidate Mitt Romney, President Obama’s approval rating dropped to 49 percent in 2011 from 58 percent in 2009.