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Fla Romney alum joins group reaching out to Hispanics



Emily Benavides, former Florida press secretary for the Mitt Romney campaign and national special media press secretary, is joining the Hispanic Leadership Network as national communications director based in Washington. The independent, two-year-old group that promotes center-right issues to Hispanic voters could see its profile rise in the GOP given the drubbing the party suffered with Hispanic voters in November.


The network also has hired Marco Valera, former Hispanic outreach adviser to U.S. Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev, also has been hired as HLN's Southwest Regional Coordinator.

“I am thrilled to have Emily and Marco join our HLN family,” said HLN Executive Director Jennifer S. Korn. “They both possess a deep understanding of the needs of the Hispanic community, and the know-how on inspiring them to organize, act, and make a difference in their lives through civic participation.”

[Last modified: Monday, January 7, 2013 11:27pm]


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