Romney assembles Latino backers: “Juntos con Romney”
Mitt Romney on Wednesday rolled out his national Hispanic Leadership Team, another sign that the presumptive Republican nominee is upping his efforts to court Latino voters.
The group of 21 current and former public officials, including several Bush administration veterans, is titled “Juntos con Romney” (Together with Romney). It’s led by former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, former Small Business Administration administrator Hector Barreto, and former Puerto Rican justice chief Jose Fuentes.
While the group lacks the Latino star power of President Obama’s list of national co-chairs, which includes Hollywood stars such as Eva Longoria, it contains some political intrigue. Freshman Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R), a potential vice presidential nominee, was named as an honorary co-chair.
“The Hispanic community cannot afford four more years of double-digit unemployment and higher levels of poverty,” Rubio said in a statement. “Mitt Romney will stop the attacks on job creators, encourage entrepreneurs to chase their dreams, and bring good jobs and a better future to all Americans.”
Several other up-and-coming Latino Republicans were also named as honorary co-chairs: Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno. All have received vice presidential buzz during the campaign.
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