McCain Says GOP Must Work Harder on Hispanic Outreach

Senator John McCain continues to stress the need to worker harder to reach out to the nation’s fastest growing group, Latinos. In an interview with CNN’s State of the Union he said:

“On the issue of the Hispanic voter, we have to do a lot more…We Republicans have to recruit and elect Hispanics to office. And I don’t mean just because they’re Hispanics, but they represent a big part of the growing population in America. And we have a lot of work to do there.”

Politico discusses his interview and writes:

McCain, the last GOP presidential nominee, put himself squarely on one side of a Republican divide over how to approach Hispanic voters. Other party leaders, such as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, have said the GOP’s strong stance on immigration has alienated the country’s fastest growing voting bloc – and that Republicans continue to tow that line at their own peril.

“I am of the belief that unless we reverse the trend of Hispanic voter registration, we have a very, very deep hole that we’ve got to come out of,” McCain said.

Read the interview and watch the CNN interview on


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