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RNC begins new social media campaign aimed at Hispanic voters

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The Republican National Committee has begun a new campaign targeting Hispanic voters with a series of social-media offered videos discussing specific issues and urging support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

The series, called “GOP Hispanics: The Week Ahead” features Hispanic speakers discussing the topic of the week. They’re being posted through social media in both English and Spanish versions.

First up is “Terrorism,” a 44-second video featuring RNC Director of Hispanic Communications Helen Aguirre-Ferré discussing President Barack Obama‘s foreign policies and the rise of international terrorism, and making sure the Democratic presidential nominee gets half the blame.

“Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton‘s Iran deal propped up our enemies and alienated allies,” she begins. “Obama and Clinton emboldened Iran, a state sponsor of terrorism, paid them a secret ransom of $400 million, and left the world less safe than ever, with Benghazi, Egypt, Iran, Syria, Libya, Boka Haram. The list is too long.”

“Donald Trump wants the U.S. to lead and be respected,” she continues. “Peace through strength. Yes. I am for Trump.”


Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at [email protected]

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