Hispanic GOP group endorses Gingrich
January 16th, 2012
12:24 PM ET
3 years ago

Hispanic GOP group endorses Gingrich

(CNN) – Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has received the endorsement of the nation's largest Hispanic Republican group.

Somos Republicans, which says it has a membership of 6,000 people, issued a statement Monday saying the former speaker of the House "knows the importance of the Latino community" and "has been working hard for many years to include American Hispanics in the overall conversation for a better America."

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  1. diridi

    sad to have read...

    January 16, 2012 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  2. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Doubt it will matter. Gingrich and his over the top attacks are causing him to drop in the polls. Newt's scotched earth tactics are dumb, dumb, dumb.

    January 16, 2012 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    Romney surprises me – hs father was born in Mexico (so Mitt is an anchor baby) yet he is the one that says NO to offering citizenship to those that have proven their worth to this country and have committed no crimes (other than what his own father did - by the way - Romney money was first started by SUING MEXICO).

    January 16, 2012 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Newt Gingrich, just like most Republicans in the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, worked increase the number of jobs available to Hispanic immigrants from south of our border. Republicans made it so that employeers no longer had to mail the I-9 Form, proof of US residency, to the IRS along with a new hire's W-4s.

    Republicans sought to privatize many public owned and operated hospitals. Venture capitalists would "buy" the facilities, lay off nursing and maintenance staffs, then advertise those job positions as being open. They would allow the laid off workers to have the first option to fill those positions, except with a union membership, medical benefits, and salaries reduced by a half. Most of these job positions were filled by recent immigrants from the Caribbean, Central and South America.

    January 16, 2012 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  5. The Real Tom Paine

    6000 people nationwide? Boy, that will tip the Latino vote in the GOP's favor. Let me guess, most of them are in Miami and are still getting their relatives from Havana citizenship in 1 year? My dad had to wait 5 years, and he arrived in the country with a PhD as a research chemist.

    January 16, 2012 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    GI Joe wrote:

    Romney surprises me – hs father was born in Mexico (so Mitt is an anchor baby) yet he is the one that says NO to offering citizenship to those that have proven their worth to this country and have committed no crimes
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    I don't think people who came here illegally should be given a "slap on the wrist amnesty," either. Think about what you have written there. How is it possible for someone who is here illegally to work in this country in a law abiding fashion? Whose SSI number do they use? How much do they pay in income taxes, and how do they report it?

    I have no pity on people who cry foul about families being broken up because someone gets deported. They knew the risk when they came here. No one cries foul when the person is sent to jail for an extended period of time for a crime. So why cry foul when justice calls for that someone be deported? The individual accepted the risk, and put their own kids and family at risk.

    January 16, 2012 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    GOP Hispanic group boasting a membership of 6000....NATIONWIDE!
    Yepper! That surely "clinched" the Latino vote for the GOP.
    Obama can get 6000 legal latinos to vote for him in a 5 square block in the South Bronx! lol!!

    January 16, 2012 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |