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Republican Leaders Skip Top Latino Advocacy Conference, Raise Eyebrows

by Jacquelyn Mahendra on 07/28/2009 at 1:11pm

As Greg Sargent reported today, over at The Plum Line:

The National Council of La Raza, a top Latino civil rights group, is taking
a shot at RNC chair Michael
Steele
and several prominent GOP figures for skipping its ongoing annual
conference, saying it raises questions about the GOP’s interest in wooing
Latinos.

NCLR spokesperson Marie Watteau confirms to me that Steele, along with three
Republican governors, were all invited to its conference, which is concluding
today with a big speech by DNC chair Tim Kaine. But Steele and
the three governors — Mississippi’s Haley Barbour, Minnesota’s Tim Pawlenty, and Puerto
Rico’s Luis Fortuno — all declined the invitations through the RNC, Watteau
says.

Paging the GOP Hispanic Outreach Team… 

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