The Rise of the Latino Republican

Supporters attend a campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Sunrise, Fla., November 26, 2019. (Maria Alejandra Cardona/Reuters)
Republicans should see the Latino community as an ally, not a threat.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T here has been a significant amount of garment-rending about the future of the GOP in recent years, as many conservatives worry that the party’s populist turn risks damaging its long-term brand. But the contemporary era in Republican politics has also yielded new and unpredictable electoral opportunities. If new polling is to be believed, for example, President Trump appears to be rapidly gaining ground on Joe Biden in Miami-Dade, the 2.7-million-person county that comprises the most populous voting district in the state of Florida. Biden is still decisively ahead of the president, but his most recent numbers mark a significant deterioration

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