Republicans hope more Latino lawmakers equals more Latino votes (video)
One group is recruiting Latinos to run for office in states as far flung as Oregon.
TAMPA, Fla. — Republicans’ problems with Latino voters are well documented, but one group is trying to save the GOP from future doom by recruiting Latino candidates to run for office across the country.
The Republican State Leadership Committee set out last year to recruit 100 Latino Republicans to run for state assemblies in 2012, with an eye on developing a deep farm system of aspiring Latino GOP leaders.
We spoke to two of those candidates, Manuel Casteneda of Oregon and Acela Turco of Nebraska, about their involvement in Republican politics and what the party needs to do to win back Latinos.
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