Republican List Of Latino Candidates Includes Non-Latinos

In an effort to reach out to Hispanic voters, The National Republican Congressional Committee, responsible for electing Republicans to Congress, put out a list of 27 non-incumbent Latino GOP candidates running for House seats in 2012. But as the Huffington Post’s Elise Foley reports, “There’s just one issue: Some of the candidates on the list aren’t actually Latino — or even registered Republicans.” Many of the candidates said they had never had contact with the NRCC before announcing their bids, and two said that while they were married to Latinos, they were not Latino themselves. One of the candidates isn’t even a registered Republican. And the accounting gimmicks don’t end there — six of the candidates are running in three districts, meaning all of them couldn’t possibly get to Washington.