Coffman Chats Up Latino Voters at Cinco De Mayo

His efforts to learn Spanish have been held up as an example for his party’s Latino outreach.

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Andrea Drusch
May 4, 2015, 4:39 a.m.

“Republicans reached out to Latino voters at the Cinco de Mayo festival in Denver this weekend, and the outreach will continue Tuesday when RNC Chairman Reince Priebus comes to Denver. “¦ Preibus will have lunch with the Colorado Hispanic Advisory Council; Steve House, the chairman of the Colorado Republican Party and [Rep.] Mike Coffman (R-06) of Aurora.

“At the Civic Center Park Saturday, Coffman talked to visitors in their own language. He has been taking Spanish lessons since his district was redrawn from a safe, mostly white district to one that is evenly divided among political affiliations and features a melting pot of constituents. The RNC in April held Coffman up as a model as what Republicans need to do woo Latino voters.” (Denver Post)


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