House Republicans will increase the number of Latino members in their ranks by a significant margin over the next year.
Mayra Flores’ election in South Texas was just the beginning.
This represents a major shift in American policy and it does not bode well for Democrats.
A Key Ingredient to Flip the House: A Wave of Latino GOP Candidates
A large and diverse group of Latino candidates will represent the Republican Party in the November ballot this year, which will be a key part of the party’s drive to win over more Latino voters.
House Republicans could be on track to increase their Latino membership in 2023 by 50% — or more — after concerted recruiting efforts and a slew of summer primary wins by Hispanic and Latino candidates from Oregon to Texas to Virginia.
The latest victory came Tuesday night in southern Arizona of Juan Ciscomani, a first-generation American who moved from Mexico to the United States as a child and worked on border and trade issues as a top adviser to the GOP Governor Doug Ducey.
Now the party has landed Hispanic candidates in more than half a dozen battleground districts — and three more are well-positioned to win their primaries over the next month.
It’s a diversity push that takes on added significance because the GOP has recently begun aggressively courting Latino voters since Trump’s surprising rise in heavily Hispanic parts of the country in 2020.
“The Hispanic community felt kind of in the middle, ignored,” Ciscomani said. Democrats took them for granted, he noted, while Republicans often didn’t see them as compelling voters.
Mayra Flores is already advancing the legislation.
.@MayraFlores2022“I came to Congress promising to fix the problems facing our district, and that’s exactly what my first bill delivers.”
Congresswoman Flores holds Biden and Democrats accountable for their border crisis!https://t.co/LCzvD8EUEs
— RNC Latinos (@RNCLatinos) August 3, 2022
Congress is going to be very different a year from now and that’s a good thing.
Cross posted from American gazebo.