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Hispanic vote turns back to GOP in 2010



Overlooked amid all the good news for the Republican Party on Nov. 2: After losing the Hispanic vote in 2008 and 2006 in Florida, the GOP got it back in 2010.

In the U.S. Senate race, Hispanic voters favored Cuban-American Republican Marco Rubio by 55 percent, while supporting Gov. Charlie Crist by 23 percent and Democrat Kendrick Meek by 21 percent. Republican Rick Scott won 50 percent of the Hispanic vote, two points ahead of Democrat Alex Sink in one of the closest governor's races in Florida history.

Look for the Republican Party to try to build on its appeal to Hispanic voters in 2012, when the nation's fastest growing minority group will help decide whether or not President Barack Obama gets a second term. (story here)


[Last modified: Monday, November 15, 2010 5:05pm]


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