Biden: Republicans had 'epiphany' on immigration
Hispanic lawmakers pose for a photo with Vice President Joe Biden at an event for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.
January 3rd, 2013
09:42 PM ET
1 year ago

Biden: Republicans had 'epiphany' on immigration

Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden said Republicans have had a major realization in their approach to immigration reform in recent weeks.

"Have you ever seen a time when Republicans have had a more rapid epiphany about immigration than they have this last election?" Biden said Thursday while speaking at an event for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington.
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Filed under: Joe Biden • Latinos
December 1st, 2012
11:11 AM ET
1 year ago

Romney's Hispanic chairman: Economic growth depends on immigration, GOP must lead

(CNN) – As political strategists dissect the shortcomings of the GOP in this year’s election, Carlos Gutierrez, the man who led Mitt Romney's outreach to Hispanic voters, said Republicans need to lead on immigration to facilitate economic growth.

“We can’t be the party of opportunity, growth, prosperity, entrepreneurship, small businesses and upward mobility if we are not the party of immigration. And that means that we have to lead on immigration,” Gutierrez said Saturday morning on CNN.
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Filed under: 2012 • Latinos
November 20th, 2012
11:10 AM ET
1 year ago

Jeb Bush, Jr. hopes dad will run for president

(CNN) – Jeb Bush, Jr., the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, said Tuesday morning he "certainly" wants his dad to run for president.

Asked on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien" if he wants to see his father make a White House bid, Bush said, "I don't know. No comment. I certainly hope so."

"Giving you the full loaf of bread right there," he continued, smiling.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Jeb Bush • Latinos • Marco Rubio
November 18th, 2012
01:23 PM ET
1 year ago

Gingrich: Romney ‘gifts’ comment ‘nuts’

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich had harsh words Sunday for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s suggestion that he lost the election because President Barack Obama offered “gifts” to African-Americans, Hispanics, and young voters.

“I just think it’s nuts,” Gingrich said on ABC. “I mean, first of all, it's insulting.”
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Filed under: Latinos • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • President Obama
November 16th, 2012
04:54 PM ET
1 year ago

Romney's Hispanic chairman to create new immigration reform super PAC

(CNN) – After Mitt Romney and fellow Republicans failed to garner the support of the nation's fastest growing minority group in November's election, Carlos Gutierrez, the man who led Romney's outreach to Hispanic voters, said he and Republicans advocating for immigration reform are creating a super PAC in hopes of repairing the party's image among the pivotal voting block.

In an interview set to air in full Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" with Candy Crowley, Gutierrez also sharply criticized Romney's remarks made on a call Wednesday with donors following his loss in last week's election. Romney explained his loss in part by pointing to "gifts" President Barack Obama gave to certain groups that turned out in high numbers.
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Filed under: 2012 • Latinos • TV-State of the Union
Rubio brushes off 2016, urges immigration reform
November 15th, 2012
10:59 AM ET
1 year ago

Rubio brushes off 2016, urges immigration reform

Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida hit back Thursday at the notion that his upcoming trip to headline a birthday fundraiser for Iowa's governor, Terry Branstad, may be a move to lay some groundwork for a potential presidential run.

Rubio said "the trip to Iowa has nothing to do with 2016," adding that he accepted the invitation before GOP nominee Mitt Romney lost the presidential election.
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Filed under: 2016 • Fiscal Cliff • Immigration • Latinos • Marco Rubio
Barbour: GOP needs a 'proctology exam'
November 14th, 2012
08:46 PM ET
1 year ago

Barbour: GOP needs a 'proctology exam'

(CNN) – While Republicans continue to soul search after their party's loss in the presidential election, former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour injected a new term Wednesday to describe the GOP's introspection.

"The ground game is really important, and we have to be, I mean we've got to give our political organizational activity a very serious..." he said, taking a pause and looking for the right word. "Proctology exam. We need to look everywhere."
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Filed under: Haley Barbour • Latinos • RGA
November 14th, 2012
07:08 PM ET
1 year ago

Jindal slams Romney for 'gifts' comment about minorities, young voters

(CNN) – Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana fiercely shot back at Mitt Romney’s claim Wednesday that President Barack Obama outmatched the 2012 Republican presidential nominee by offering "gifts" to African-Americans, Hispanics and young voters.

“I absolutely reject that notion,” Jindal, who was a surrogate for Romney’s campaign, said at the Republican Governors Association conference in Las Vegas. “I think that's absolutely wrong.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Latinos • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Romney's Hispanic chairman says candidate made mistakes
November 11th, 2012
11:09 AM ET
1 year ago

Romney's Hispanic chairman says candidate made mistakes

(CNN) – The man who led Mitt Romney's outreach to Hispanic voters said Sunday the candidate "made some mistakes" during his campaign that ultimately led to a precipitous drop in Latino support.

Carlos Gutierrez, the former secretary of commerce, blamed the Republican primary process, which he said forced Romney to harden his immigration stance in an appeal to the far-right wing of the Republican Party.
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Filed under: 2012 • Latinos • Mitt Romney
After election victory, Arpaio says he wants to meet with Latinos
November 8th, 2012
08:58 AM ET
1 year ago

After election victory, Arpaio says he wants to meet with Latinos

(CNN) – The Arizona sheriff known nationwide for his tough stance on undocumented immigrants says he has a mission now that he's clinched another re-election victory: meeting with Latinos.

"I would hope to get together with the Latino community, if I could ever have them talk to me without screaming and threatening me," Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio told supporters as election results came in Tuesday night. "So I hope to get together with the community and try to explain what we do, so that's going to be one of my missions coming up."

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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Immigration • Joe Arpaio • Latinos
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