Saturday, March 25, 2023

For Republicans, 2024 is a Make-or-Break Year with Latino Voters; Republicans Made Gains in Latino-Majority Districts in California, 2022 Election Data Shows, and related stories

For Republicans, 2024 is a make-or-break year with Latino voters:
The Republican Party is at a crossroads as we approach the 2024 presidential cycle. We have an opportunity to rebuild after hard losses in 2020 and 2022 with new leaders from new generations. But to truly build a strong political party, we must represent those whose votes we hope to earn.
Approximately 100,000 Hispanics turn 18 and are eligible to vote every month. We need their votes. That's why now is the time to ensure that Hispanics are the face of the new and changing GOP. We need to capitalize on the fact that over the last few years, Hispanics have been shifting more Republican. According to 2022 CNN exit polls, Republicans won 39% of the Hispanic vote, up from 32% in 2020 and 29% in 2018.
We need to build upon these gains we've made in the last few years with great leaders like Reps. Monica De La Cruz (R-TX), Juan Ciscomani (R-AZ), and Mike Garcia (R-CA). This means identifying potential leaders in Hispanic communities nationwide and supporting those who want to help their fellow people through political service. We need to make sure those Hispanics who believe in small government and fiscal conservatism know they are not only welcome but will receive encouragement, mentorship, and resources.
We also must demand more from our elected officials and campaign committees: It's time not only to hire but promote Hispanics. The staff needs to mirror the American population. According to the census, 19% of the U.S. population is Hispanic. To state the obvious, that is not the percentage of Hispanic staffers in Republican politics. Our leadership will be strengthened through more perspectives at the table — and not just on immigration or border issues. The age of the token Hispanic low-level operative or staffer needs to end. We need to hear Hispanic voices on all issues of public importance. --->READ MORE HERE
Republicans made gains in Latino-majority districts in California, 2022 election data shows:
A new report shows Republicans are gaining footholds in some California electoral districts where Latinos make up the majority population, a development that might concern some Democrats moving forward.
The report from Third Way, a self-described “center-left” national think tank, shows although those areas lagged in voter turnout last year, Republicans saw marginal gains.
One expert says the results are an indicator Republicans are continuing to receive a higher level of support from one of America’s fastest-growing voting blocs.
The data examines heavily concentrated Latino congressional districts in seven states — Arizona, California, New York, Texas, Nevada, New Mexico and Florida.
In California’s 14 Latino-majority districts, for example, where a Democrat and a Republican both made the 2022 ballot, 10.8% more voters swung Republican from 2020 to 2022, compared to 7.1% from 2018 to 2022, the data shows. Most of the districts were located in Central and Southern California.
The report highlighted the Central Valley’s 13th and 22nd Congressional Districts, where conservatives Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, and Rep. John Duarte, R-Turlock, triumphed over Democratic competitors in close November races respectively.
Lucas Holtz, political analyst and author of the report, said the research differentiates midterm and presidential election results as they are “ideologically varied” as midterms are generally known for receiving less turnout. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

Republican efforts to reach Latino communities in 2022 worked in California

How Did Latino-Concentrated Districts Vote in 2022?

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