The chairman of the Republican State Leadership Committee, Ed Gillespie, told reporters: “The RSLC is proud to announce a commitment of $6m to achieve the Future Majority Project’s new metrics of identifying 200 candidates and electing 75 new office-holders, doubling our ambitious goals from last cycle. Our party, and more importantly our states and our nation, will work better when we can bring everyone to the table to solve problems.”
This is on top of the $10 million they pledge earlier to reach our to People of Color called the Future Majority. Problem is that the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing.
The daunting scale of the task facing the GOP was highlighted a fortnight ago when Pablo Pantoja, the director of the party’s outreach programme to Latinos in Florida, resigned and joined the Democrats, complaining of a “culture of intolerance” among Republicans. Gillespie said he was unaware of the resignation, as did Jose Felix Diaz, a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives who was on the conference call with Gillespie He had seen the reports but had been out off the country at the time. “I don’t know why he did what he did,” Diaz said.
When your key person in a key state (Florida) not only quits but does in the most embarrassing way you should be paying attention. Except they are not. So is money going to solve the Latino problem? Only time will tell.
Read the article make your own mind: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/30/republicans-effort-woo-latino-voters