March 4, 2012

BECAUSE THE FUTURE OF THE GOP ISN'T WEALTHY OLD WHITE MEN:

A Young Bush Works to Nurture Hispanic Roots Within the Republican Party (JULIƁN AGUILAR, 3/04/12, NY Times)

"There really wasn't an entity that was focused on the campaign finance element of Hispanic outreach, nor was there really an entity that was doing the blocking and tackling and mechanics of educating Latinos to actually run for office," Mr. Bush, a 35-year-old lawyer, said of the PAC's genesis.

Its board, including lawyers, former aides to government officials, advertising executives and a professor, is working to reach a traditionally blue-collar demographic. Mr. Bush said that is part of the message.

"They represent the American dream and are less than a generation from very humble origins," Mr. Bush said of the board members, who have endorsed candidates from myriad backgrounds.

"This organization is also meant to be aspirational, and I think the Hispanic community is aspirational," said Mr. Bush, whose mother is from Mexico.

Posted by at March 4, 2012 6:30 AM
  

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