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GOP Plans to Court Minorities

January 20, 2002|From Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas — The Republican National Committee's winter meeting ended Saturday with party leaders pledging to win over Latinos and other minorities who have historically supported Democrats.

Addressing Republicans who have been meeting in President Bush's home state since Thursday, Rep. Henry Bonilla said he was proof that Latinos could fit in with the GOP.

"By its very nature, the Hispanic culture is one of conservative values. They share already so many principles with us," Bonilla said.

The Texan said the GOP plans to reach out to minorities with voter registration drives and other initiatives, including Spanish language lessons for party leaders in key states and holding Republican meetings in minority neighborhoods.

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