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Groups opposes Martinez as RNC head



English First, a group active in this year's congressional immigration debate, opposes Florida Sen. Mel Martinez's bid to become the leader of the Republican National Committee.

President Bush asked Martinez to serve as RNC general chairman but he still must be voted in by members at a meeting Jan. 20.

Martinez, the first Cuban-American elected to the Senate, has been criticized for months for his stance on immigration reform which would allow many of the nation's illegal immigrants to eventually become citizens.

English First created a website to motivate the Martinez opposition.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:42am]


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