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Gallery of Stories: Diversity Key Topic at RNC

August 28, 2012

Race, diversity, and equality are all undercurrents in politics and in a nation facing shifting demographics. This gallery is a visual compilation of stories adding to the conversation at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. 

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Full Text of Rubio Speech: Setting Eyes on 2016? Read his remarks, plus Beth Reinhard says Marco Rubio's appeal lies in his oratory.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Guest Workers Are No Longer Taboo The official Republican platform calls for a guest-worker program, a position that now has the support of staunch Arizona conservatives like Gov. Jan Brewer and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (pictured). By Fawn Johnson.(Chet Susslin)

Rubio Road Tests Mediator Role Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, left, is carving out a peacemaking role for himself. He wants his fellow Republicans to stick to their conservative values, but in the nicest possible way, to address tough issues like immigration. By Fawn Johnson.(Fawn Johnson)


In a Switch, GOP’s Speakers Highlight Diversity Tuning in to the Republican National Convention this week, viewers could be forgiven for thinking they had switched on the Democratic convention of yesteryear, what with all the up-and-coming women like Utah mayor Mia Love and minority politicians taking the stage. By Chris Frates and Josh Kraushaar. Rep. Mia Love and Janine Turner: The Rising Star and the Birther by Garance Franke-Ruta, The Atlantic(Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

Ann Romney Woos Latino Voters Her political comments in luncheon speech sharply contrast with convention address. By Rebecca Kaplan.(Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

GOP Hopes Martinez Can Be Latina Trailblazer A four-term district attorney, Susana Martinez became governor in 2010, promising to get New Mexico’s fiscal house in order. But befitting a Western politician, she has also exhibited an independent streak -- and one admired by many Republicans as they seek to empower a diverse range of leaders. By Naureen Kahn. Martinez, Rubio and Cruz Among Rising Stars of the GOP(AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)


Analysis: Calculating the Color of Election Math If Obama again snags 80 percent of all minority voters, he wins; with 61 percent of white ballots, Romney will. Such calculations underscore the depth of racial polarization. By Ronald Brownstein.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

National Hispanic Leaders Roll Out Policy Agenda Voting rights, immigration dominated economic-oriented issues list. By Rosa Ramirez.(AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Can Romney Woo Latinos in Nevada? Mitt Romney hasn't given up on wooing Latinos crushed by the economy in Nevada, a key swing state. By Shane Goldmacher.(Shane Goldmacher)


Romney’s White-Collar Suburban Challenge Mitt Romney has long faced charges of lacking empathy. But, ironically, his greatest challenge in the campaign’s final months may be winning the voters who he most resembles: well-educated, white-collar white suburbanites. By Ronald Brownstein.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Cruz May Help Harness Hispanic Support for GOP Ted Cruz seems ready to join a group of young Washington pols who combine tea party conservatism with scholarly style. The Texan is expected to easily win the U.S. Senate seat of retiring Kay Bailey Hutchison. By Dan Friedman.(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

The Hidden History of the American Electorate Analysis of exit-poll results from the past eight presidential elections shows how demographic groups are—and aren’t—shifting in their voting preferences. By Ronald Brownstein.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite (top), AP Photo/Jae C. Hong (bottom))


Romney and Black Voters: An Uneasy Relationship It’s a particularly difficult moment for Mitt Romney and for his party, which has yet to completely shake the perception that the GOP left African-Americans adrift in a drowned city seven years ago. By Beth Reinhard.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Republican Platform Calls for Guest-Worker Program Republicans are attempting to balance their party's disparate opinions on immigration by taking a tough stance on illegal immigrants yet calling for a new temporary foreign-worker program. By Fawn Johnson.(AP Photo/David Goldman)

GOP Convention Lineup Showcases High-Level Elected Hispanics High-profile speaking slots are reserved for Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, and Senate candidate Ted Cruz of Texas. Yet offstage, Romney's support among Hispanic voters could match record lows. By Beth Reinhardt.(AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

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