Gingrich to PJM: Bush and Rubio Have 'Huge Advantage' with Latino Voters
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Republicans have a huge opportunity to pick up votes among every group of voters in the 2016 election by emphasizing a commitment to the working class.
“I think it’s very important to look at what just happened in Great Britain where the Conservative Party won a stunning upset victory and they did it by emphasizing jobs, the economy and by talking about working Britons,” Gingrich said in an interview with PJ Media after his Sunday appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation.
“I think a Republican Party, which emphasizes a commitment to working Americans, has a huge opportunity to break through literally every group in the country,” he added.
Gingrich said both Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) have an advantage over the other candidates in the race when it comes to outreach to Hispanic voters.
“I think both Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush have a huge advantage in being able to go on Spanish language media and talk with fluency and have an impact. There’s no question that’s an advantage,” he said. “You also saw in 2014, a number of Republican candidates do remarkably well in the Latino community by emphasizing jobs and education and issues that resonated with Latinos.”
Gingrich, a 2012 Republican presidential candidate, was asked if he thinks Republicans would be able to garner more Latino support while taking a stronger stance than Democrats on illegal immigration.