Thursday, August 6, 2009

Latinos could be factor in GOP slugfest?


Rick and Kay both are reaching out to Hispanic voters (link). Excerpt follows...

AUSTIN, Texas — Republicans U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Gov. Rick Perry are walking a tightrope heading into their primary, where the winner will emerge the front-runner for the governor's race in this decidedly red state.

On one side are Hispanic voters — a growing and influential bloc willing to listen to the GOP titans and one the candidates may need in the general election. On the other is a group that Hutchison and Perry cannot afford to anger: the Republican base of religious, largely white and conservative voters.

I don't think Hispanics will factor hugely into the Republican base vote, but they will be a majority in Texas soon so Texas Republicans need to figure out how to win them over.

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