Waiting for Florida primary results, Politic365 talks with Ana Navarro.
On the day of the Florida Republican primary for president, Politic365 talks with Ana Navarro, a Republican strategist based in the Sunshine State, about the critical role Latino voters will play in the election. Navarro was also Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) National Hispanic Co-Chair in the 2008 Presidential campaign and recently a former Gov. Jon Huntsman’s (R-UT) Co-Chair in the 2012 GOP primary. You can follower her at http://twitter.com/ananavarro.
Polls show that Latino voters should come out in solid numbers to determine who the next Republican nominee will be in 2012, with the candidates placing heavy emphasis on issues typically seen as important to Hispanics.
“The Hispanic vote can make or break a Republican primary in Florida. It’s 11 ½ % of the registered Republicans in Florida and usually Hispanics come out and vote in heavy numbers, so you should expect to see 12 to 14% of that turnout being the Hispanic vote,” says Navarro. “And actually it’s played a very large role so far – for the first time in this primary campaign you’ve seen an intense debate over issues like immigration, like Latin America, for the first time you’re hearing words like Venezuela and Nicaragua being mentioned.”
“Florida is so important because it has a diversity that we haven’t seen in other primary states like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.”
Listen to the full interview here: