Hispanic GOP leaders do little to aid image

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez

José Armas

Hispanic Link News Service

ALBUQUERQUE — Republicans created the Hispanic Leadership Network last year in an attempt to re-capture the Latino vote it lost in the 2008 presidential election. George Bush claimed an impressive 44 percent of that support in his 2004 presidential run. It shriveled to 31 percent when John McCain ran against Barack Obama in 2008.

So how can the GOP’s new “Network,” co-chaired by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and ex-U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutiérrez, an appointee of Jeb’s brother George, get back on the good side of this major voting bloc in 2012 after years of Republican assaults on the Latino community?

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