Florida debate gets venue
December 28th, 2011
06:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Florida debate gets venue

(CNN) – A GOP candidates' debate slated just days ahead of Florida's primary has found a home: the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

CNN is co-sponsoring the January 26 event with the Republican Party of Florida and the Hispanic Leadership Network. Florida voters will head to the polls January 31.
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Hispanic Leadership Network to co-sponsor CNN debate in Florida
December 16th, 2011
05:57 PM ET
2 years ago

Hispanic Leadership Network to co-sponsor CNN debate in Florida

(CNN) - The Hispanic Leadership Network announced Friday it will join CNN, CNN en Español, and The Republican Party of Florida as a co-sponsor for the Republican Presidential Debate set for Jan. 26 in Jacksonville, Florida.

"Hispanics and Republicans naturally share many of the same core values," former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who serves as the HLN Conference Co-Chair, said in a statement. "This debate is an opportunity for Hispanic voters to hear from the candidates on the issues that will shape the future of our country."
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Filed under: 2012 • Hispanic Leadership Network • Jeb Bush
'I'll run for president or open a margarita bar' becomes the Pawlenty mantra
January 14th, 2011
12:56 PM ET
3 years ago

'I'll run for president or open a margarita bar' becomes the Pawlenty mantra

Coral Gables, Florida (CNN) - For one potential presidential candidate, it's a tempting choice: should he try to become the most powerful leader of the free world? Or should he just open a bar, instead?

That's what Republican Tim Pawlenty has repeatedly said now about his considerations of a presidential bid – albeit the former Minnesota governor says it jokingly. Call it a talking point - with salt.
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Filed under: 2012 • Hispanic Leadership Network • Tim Pawlenty
Republican conference to Hispanics: your home is with the GOP
January 14th, 2011
08:15 AM ET
3 years ago

Republican conference to Hispanics: your home is with the GOP

Coral Gables, Florida (CNN) - How do you win over members of a group who may not like some things you stand for? You court them.

In the case of a national Republican group reaching out to the nation's Latinos, it doesn't hurt if that courtship includes a huge political kiss.
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