-By Jayette Bolinski
Illinois Republicans’ have spent a lot of time trying to attract Latino voters this election, and it’s all part of a long-term effort and an ongoing “conversation,” says one expert, himself a Latino Republican.
“It’s not about this president or any particular senator or anything. This is an effort to communicate a set of ideals and ideas to the Latino community and offer them an alternative to what their current majority voting is and engage in conversation over time,” said John Guevaro, a Winnebago County board member and vice president of the Illinois Republican National Hispanic Assembly. Winnebago County is about 11 percent Hispanic or Latino.
“We do that enough and persist, and in 10 more years that pays you back. In 15 years we could see some really serious significant change.”
According to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, Illinois’s Latino population grew 33 percent – from 1.5 million to 2 million – between 2000 and 2010…
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