Politics McCain Starts "Unidos Con McCain" To Woo Latinos To His Campaign

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by BethSucks, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. BethSucks

    BethSucks Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Reputations:
    422,939
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    23,893
    Likes Received:
    46,377
    Arizona senator seeks Hispanic voters in re-election bid with 'Unidos con McCain' campaign
    [​IMG]
    In an effort to woo Hispanic voters to his re-election bid, U.S. Sen. John McCain out together a coalition of Latino business leaders to back him up.

    At a campaign event this past week in Phoenix's Desert Sky Mall - where he toured through parts of "Mercado de los Cielos," a former warehouse that now houses dozens of small shops owned mostly by Latinos - the five-term senator and 2008 Republican nominee rolled out his coalition called "Unidos con McCain" or "United with McCain."

    “This is an example of what entrepreneurship and opportunity is all about,” said McCain, according to KTAR News. “This is what our Arizona economy is all about.”

    During his address, the senator suggested that the comments by presidential front-runner Donald Trump and other GOP contenders won’t hurt his re-election with Arizona’s Hispanic population.

    "First of all, I do not agree with comments that were made by Mr. Trump, and I said so at the time, and I will continue to strongly disagree with his comments," McCain said, according to The Arizona Republic. "But I also believe that the people of Arizona will make a judgment on my record, which is very long, and my support of the Hispanic community. ... And I'm proud of that record, and I'm proud of the support that I have in the Hispanic community."

    He added, according to KTAR News: "“Hispanic culture, Hispanic food, Hispanic influence into our state has made our state a diverse, and cultural and wonderful state because of that."

    The Arizona’s senior senator told the Associated Press in advance of the announcement of his new coalition that these efforts are meant to reach out to the growing body of Latino voters.

    "I think it's a very important factor in my re-election campaign from a pure political standpoint. But it's also an important effort for the long-term that can show that Republicans can attract the support of the Hispanic community," McCain said. "And the best way to do that is gain the confidence of the leaders in the Hispanic community."

    Members of the coalition include Tommy Espinoza, head of a community development fund, Lea Marquez-Peterson, a businesswoman and president of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Jose Gonzales, a Phoenix pastor. McCain also named former television news reporter Ana Carolina Pereira as his campaign's outreach director for Hispanics.

    "His own party, obviously, knows him, too, so that's why they beat up on him for his position," Espinoza said, according to the Arizona Republic. "But you've got to give the guy credit: He's a leader that's willing to take a hit on issues that he thinks are important."

    The senator's push to court the Latino vote stands in stark contrast to his 2010 re-election bid. Facing a primary challenge, he adopted a hard-line stand on immigration just a few years after working with Democrats on a path to citizenship for those in the country illegally.

    Since then, he pushed a comprehensive immigration reform plan through the Senate in 2013 that allows a pathway to legalization for the estimated 11 million people in the U.S. illegally. The effort, which stalled in the House, has strong border security and workplace enforcement efforts that he said would have fulfilled his 2010 promise to "complete the danged fence."

    McCain said there is a strong conservative element in his party that wants to reach out to the Latino community as he does.

    "I know that there are people who may not, but I think all across the Republican Party we are trying to do outreach to the Hispanic community for the reason of demographics alone," McCain told AP. "A larger and larger percentage of the population are Hispanic. They are major contributors to Arizona in every way. So I believe the party of Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan should be doing outreach because that's what our party's supposed to be all about. "

    A profligate fundraiser, McCain reported bringing in more than $1 million in the three months ending Sept. 30, ending the period with more than $5 million in the bank.

    Republican challenger Kelli Ward also had a respectable three months of fundraising after formally entering the race. The state lawmaker from Lake Havasu City said she brought in more than $525,000. Newcomer Alex Meluskey hasn't announced his fundraising total. Final reports for the July 1-to-Sept. 30 period are expected to be available this week.

    If McCain makes it through the primary, he'll likely face Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick of Flagstaff, who announced in May that she would forgo a re-election effort for her 1st District seat to challenge McCain.

    Kirkpatrick spokesman D.B. Mitchell said McCain's new effort to woo Hispanics is a game he has played in elections for years.

    "He panders to the reckless, anti-immigrant wing of the GOP whenever he's up for re-election, then taps his campaign coffers to pay for good PR in Arizona's Hispanic community," Mitchell said. "But the clock is running out on McCain's cynical game - voters won't be fooled."

    Based on reporting by the Associated Press.
     
    1Vegasgirl likes this.
  2. DrSublux

    DrSublux Who am dis VIP

    Reputations:
    61,177
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Messages:
    23,167
    Likes Received:
    10,557
    oh just die already
     
  3. God

    God Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    37,723
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2013
    Messages:
    2,116
    Likes Received:
    7,863
    McCain is a criminal.
     
    1Vegasgirl, Runaway and Jim J Jiblets like this.
  4. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

    Reputations:
    540,563
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    119,484
    Likes Received:
    90,758
    Why do you hate Bethsucks?
     
  5. DrSublux

    DrSublux Who am dis VIP

    Reputations:
    61,177
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Messages:
    23,167
    Likes Received:
    10,557
    :jj: I dont hate him I hate career politicians that pander
     
    Jim J Jiblets and lovetalkradio like this.
  6. DrSublux

    DrSublux Who am dis VIP

    Reputations:
    61,177
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Messages:
    23,167
    Likes Received:
    10,557
    I guess I should have said Mc Cain just die
     
    Summer likes this.
  7. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

    Reputations:
    540,563
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    119,484
    Likes Received:
    90,758
    :jj:

    Gotcha.
     
  8. Ving

    Ving Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    50,016
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    8,412
    Likes Received:
    6,689
    I love McCain, he gave us Palin and he got the stupid wig wearing ginger draft dodger Trump to shit on our POWs, which will take him out of the running sooner or later.
     
  9. Father O'Blivion

    Father O'Blivion Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    68,454
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2015
    Messages:
    3,981
    Likes Received:
    8,704
    Can't that dinosaur just lie down already? It's getting sad to look at him.

    I feel sorry for the war hero who has had to take a shitload of guff from the likes of Dubya and Trump.

    [​IMG]
     
    Jim J Jiblets and lovetalkradio like this.
  10. Goods

    Goods Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    8,131
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    3,523
    Likes Received:
    1,693
  11. AmishGirl

    AmishGirl Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    147,108
    Joined:
    May 12, 2012
    Messages:
    24,431
    Likes Received:
    20,765
    :giggle:
     
  12. Lster

    Lster Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    23,262
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2013
    Messages:
    2,222
    Likes Received:
    4,420
    I swear he claimed last time he wasn't seeking reelection. Was I imagining things?
     
    lovetalkradio likes this.
  13. ltd86

    ltd86 Racist Banned User

    Reputations:
    170,081
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013
    Messages:
    36,004
    Likes Received:
    35,131
    :jj:

    mccain used to campaign as the "secure the border" guy


    nice to see he's dropped that phony schtick
     
    Goods, 1Vegasgirl and lovetalkradio like this.
  14. Chicken Soda

    Chicken Soda Unknown Member

    Reputations:
    52,592
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2014
    Messages:
    5,942
    Likes Received:
    9,982
    I remember him being a whore to Arizona big business interests for years. They don't want to throw a wrench into the stead supply of illegals.
     
    Goods, 1Vegasgirl and ltd86 like this.
  15. ltd86

    ltd86 Racist Banned User

    Reputations:
    170,081
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013
    Messages:
    36,004
    Likes Received:
    35,131
    yeah, he was always a sellout, but then once it was election time he'd throw on the US Navy cap and shoot commercials walking along the border with sheriffs, talking about how he wants a wall built.
    i guess he knows he can't get away with that anymore
     
    1Vegasgirl likes this.
  16. Jim J Jiblets

    Jim J Jiblets #Hillary'sTongue

    Reputations:
    117,903
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    41,297
    Likes Received:
    26,317
    Huck / McCain '16

    :flag:
     
    ltd86 likes this.
  17. agnes

    agnes Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    34,882
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Messages:
    3,019
    Likes Received:
    6,863
    Is he really running?
     
  18. ltd86

    ltd86 Racist Banned User

    Reputations:
    170,081
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013
    Messages:
    36,004
    Likes Received:
    35,131
    That's a loser ticket.

    Better hop aboard the Graham/Jindal train while there are still seats left
     
  19. 1Vegasgirl

    1Vegasgirl Well-Known Member VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    449,190
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Messages:
    32,496
    Likes Received:
    45,913