Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The Turn Begins: Republicans Reaching Out to 'Anti-Green New Deal' Hispanics

I still think the best way for Republicans to gain Hispanic support is to point out how Democrats are anti-family but the below is fascinating.

New Mexico Republicans are launching a voter registration effort among a Hispanic population in the state often overlooked: oilfield workers, reports AP.

State Rep. David Gallegos, a Eunice Republican, is leading a project to register to vote Hispanic oilfield workers in the state’s Permian Basin oil boom region, the Hobbs News-Sun reports.

The move is part of a more extensive campaign by New Mexico Republicans to reach out of Latino and Native American voters as they attempt to recapture a Congressional seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, D-Las Cruces and win an open U.S. Senate seat.

“We’re not asking them to be D’s or R’s. We’re asking them to vote to protect the oilfield,” Gallegos said, using the common abbreviations for political parties. “I think at the end of that, we win as a state because if we lose the oilfield, the state’s in a world of hurt.”

Republicans believe concerns around the oil and gas industry could be a winning issue in New Mexico for the GOP, especially since some Democratic presidential hopefuls, such as U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, are calling for a ban on hydraulic fracking.



  1. Repiican attitudes toward immigrants is so pointlessly stupid. These people want to be Americans. They want property rights.

    1. ..yeah. Property rights for them, not for us. We're the ones paying for all the freebies these people get courtesy their Dem proteges.

    2. Donxon like most libertardians is oblivious to the fact that not all races and/or cultures are equal.

      This is some smart politics on Team R's part. Just tell them the Democrats want to squash all those $60k plus oil field jobs.