Gov. Luis Fortuño says Latino VP would help GOP win Latino vote
A Hispanic of national stature on the GOP presidential ticket would help the party rebuild bridges with the community and harness the Latino vote, the Governor of Puerto Rico said.
In an interview with Fox News Latino, Luis Fortuño spoke candidly about a number of issues — from the national elections, his first term as governor, his chances for re-election, and the buzz around conservative circles that peg him as a possible vice presidential candidate.
“The GOP can’t even envision winning the White House if we lose a significant percentage of the Hispanic vote,” said Fortuño, who is scheduled to deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday.
Fortuño believes that the party has an opportunity to engage the fastest growing voting bloc in the nation with a ticket that carries a unique Hispanic perspective.
“That person can be a Puerto Rican or a Cuban, or whomever,” Fortuño said, “but that person can bring that perspective and I believe commence to rebuild bridges that have been burned with the Hispanic community.”
The Latino population grew from 35.3 million in 2000, to 50.5 million in 2010.
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