A spokesperson for the National Council of La Raza, the biggest Latino advocacy group in the United States, says that the organization invited every current Republican and Democratic presidential candidate to their annual convention taking place in Kansas City, Mo., but only the Democrats agreed to come.
That means that none of the GOP candidates — even Donald Trump, who has already claimed the Latino vote — will attend. None of the Latino candidates (Cruz and Rubio) are even showing up, and that just seems kind of impolite.
Slate points out that while presidential candidates don’t always attend the La Raza conference, Republican candidates have spoken at them before, including “every Republican nominee dating back to George H.W. Bush.” And considering how badly Republicans need the Latino vote, it seems strange that they’d all decide to skip this event, especially if there is such heated rhetoric coming from Trump.
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