Scott Walker is Actually Running Away from Latino Voters After Anti-Immigrant Remarks
Walker’s Attacks on Immigrants and Call for Self-Deportation Sink His Chance at Winning Fastest Growing Electorate in Sunshine State, or in America
Miami, FL—Undeclared presidential candidate Scott Walker, backed by the billionaire Koch Brothers, says he’s taking a pass on the Florida Primary Election, claiming that Floridians Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush make the state too competitive to run in. But immigrant families and advocates know the real reason why he’s bowing out of the Sunshine State: he has no chance of winning in a state where 1 in 7 registered voters are Latino.
Below are remarks by Maria Rodriguez, the Chair and Co-Founder of the Florida New Majority:
“Scott Walker seems to have skipped the post-mortem on Mitt Romney’s losing 2012 presidential bid, because he’s now repeating the exact same old, failed policy of self-deportation, which even Republican pundits admit was one of the key reasons for Romney’s loss.
“Walker himself knows he has little chance of recovering from alienating Latino and immigrant voters. His state was among the first to join Texas’ anti-immigrant lawsuit, he’s pledged to deport Dreamers and immigrant workers as President, and he is calling to militarize the Southern border instead of offering real solutions to our country’s broken immigration system.
“If Scott Walker foregoes the Florida primary, Americans will know he’s not serious about running for President. No candidate can win the White House if they ignore the Latino vote and choose to skip out of one of the most decisive states in American elections.”
Contact: Kyle Tharp, (865) 776-9645
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