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Brian Sandoval, Hispanic Republican Supports Arizona Law in Nevada Governor Race
|Last Edited||Jason Oct 20, 2010 03:28am|
|News Date||Tuesday, August 31, 2010 09:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||Brian Sandoval, the GOP candidate for governor, has come to symbolize a tension within his party, between efforts to attract Latino voters and actions that may repel them. |
For years, Brian Sandoval has been a rising Republican star, a trailblazer touted as a symbol of the party's increasing diversity.
Square-jawed and handsome, he was elected Nevada's first Latino attorney general, showcased at the 2004 Republican National Convention and appointed the state's first Latino federal judge.
Now, as the GOP nominee for governor, Sandoval has come to symbolize something else: a tension within the Republican Party between efforts to attract Latinos and actions that repel members of the nation's fastest-growing minority group.