The American Conservative Union has already taken heat early into this year’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference for banning a pro-gay conservative group while welcoming a speaker with controversial views against multiculturalism that progressive advocacy groups have branded “white nationalist.”
With Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum all in Colorado Monday to campaign in advance of Tuesday’s caucuses, Democrats brought in a big gun of their own. National Democratic Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, R-Florida, participated in conference calls with reporters on Friday and again on Monday.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer famously wagged her finger at President Obama when he visited the state a week ago. Today, though, it is Brewer who is on the receiving end of a scolding as the Latino community rises up in protest against a law banning ethnic studies in the state’s schools.
Florida GOP leaders said this week that the economy is No. 1 in the minds of Florida voters and that their party’s presidential candidates must be aware of how they address immigration.
As prominent Tea Partiers desperately urge Republican lawmakers and Republican presidential primary voters to move further to the right, President Obama is racing ahead among independents. Public Policy Polling, delivering results today from its first national poll (pdf), reports that Obama leads GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney by a solid five points and that he leads Romney by a whopping 41-point spread among moderate voters.
Evangelical leaders joined DREAM Act-eligible youth in Florida this week to launch Nuestro Futuro, a campaign to work with church networks and youth leaders to bring Latino evangelical youth to the polls in 2012.
Leading GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney has a mixed set of endorsements that don’t fully illustrate his positions on immigration.
As GOP presidential candidates begin the fight to stay alive by doing well in South Carolina’s Jan. 21 primary, one issue they reliably turn to is immigration–with an open competition to see who can sound the toughest.
Former members of a task force on Secure Communities sent a letter this week to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano calling on her to suspend the immigration enforcement program.