Hillary 2016

Hillary Clinton’s bid for Hispanic vote not your average “tortilla chip party”

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Though she has yet to announce her entry into the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton seems to be preparing for an aggressive campaign.  Those close to the situation told the Wall Street Journal that Clinton has been calling on Hispanic elected officials to learn more about issues that are important to Hispanic voters. She also plans to appoint a Latina, Amanda Renteria, to national political director. Clinton’s efforts to reach out to Hispanic representatives are part of a broader Democratic strategy to rival GOP candidate Jeb Bush, who has substantial support within the Latino voting block. 

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D., Calif.), who met with Clinton, told the Journal that she appreciates Clinton’s deliberate consideration of the concerns of Hispanic voters. “Anybody who understands a national presidential campaign understands that the Latino vote is up for grabs,”Sanchez said. “And so if you’re going to disrespect us by thinking you can come in in the last two weeks and throw us a guacamole and tortilla chip party and say ‘Hola, amigo,’ and somehow we’re going to vote for you, it doesn’t happen that way these days.”

Read the full story at the Wall Street Journal

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