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Jeb Bush-led Hispanic group to co-sponsor CNN debate in Florida



The Republican Party of Florida announced Friday that the Hispanic Leadership Network will be a co-sponsor of the Jan. 26 Republican presidential debate hosted by CNN. The debate will air live on both CNN and CNN en Español.  

From the RPOF press release: 
The Hispanic Leadership Network’s Inspiring Action conference in Miami will play an integral role in serving as CNN’s main remote location for the January 26th Jacksonville Debate. The two day conference kicks off with the live televised presidential debate and demonstrates the important role that Florida's Hispanic communities will play in 2012 and in the larger national policy debate over the direction of our country.
"The Presidential debate, just days before the January 31 primary, will present a great opportunity for our candidates to make their case to Florida's Republicans," explained Chairman Lenny Curry. "We wanted Florida Latinos to join the conversation, and this partnership with the Hispanic Leadership Network allows it to happen."
"Hispanics and Republicans naturally share many of the same core values," said Governor Jeb Bush, who serves as the Hispanic Leadership Network Conference Co-Chair. “This debate is an opportunity for Hispanic voters to hear from the candidates on the issues that will shape the future of our country."
"The Hispanic Leadership Network looks forward to partnering with CNN and the Republican Party of Florida as co-host of the Republican presidential debate in Florida," said Jennifer Sevilla-Korn, Hispanic Leadership Network Executive Director. "With over 4.2 million Hispanic Americans in the state, many are acutely concerned with the candidates' positions on center-right issues of importance to the community. Co-hosting this debate as part of our 'Inspiring Action' Conference will provide the Hispanic community a direct line to the presidential hopefuls on center-right issues."
The Hispanic Leadership Network is an advocacy action group focused on engaging the Hispanic community on center-right policies based on the principles of freedom, limited government and individual empowerment. HLN is hosting the Inspiring Action conference in Miami, Florida on January 26 and 27th for Hispanic advocates whose goal is to restore opportunity and prosperity in America.

[Last modified: Friday, December 16, 2011 8:33pm]


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