MIAMI (CBS4/ AP) — A conservative Hispanic political group is a co-sponsor for the January Republican Party of Florida presidential primary debate, the group announced.

The debate, to be held on Jan. 26, is just five days before the Jan. 31 Florida primary.

The state party announced Friday the Hispanic Leadership Network as co-sponsor of the debate that will be aired on CNN and CNN en Espanol.

The group wants to persuade Hispanic voters in swing states including Nevada, Florida and New Mexico that conservative candidates are better suited to fix the nation’s struggling economy.

“The Presidential debate, just days before the January 31 primary, will present a great opportunity for our candidates to make their case to Florida’s Republicans,” explained Chairman Lenny Curry. “We wanted Florida Latinos to join the conversation, and this partnership with the Hispanic Leadership Network allows it to happen.”

According to a press release from the RPOF, “The Hispanic Leadership Network is an advocacy action group focused on engaging the Hispanic community on center-right policies based on the principles of freedom, limited government and individual empowerment.”

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Gov. Luis Fortuno of Puerto Rico serve on the group’s national committee.

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Comments (4)
  1. Oscar Borras says:

    If the Republicans don’t nominate a conservative candidate for the 2012 presidential elections, we’ll have four more years of Obama. Romney and Gingrich, are not conservative.

  2. R. Diaz says:

    The only candidate that can win against Obama is Gov Mitt Romney. We can not waste any more time. He has the experience, the leadership and the high standards to be a great President.

  3. Oscar Borras says:

    There is no much difference between Obama and Mitt Romney. Remember Obamacare and Romneycare?

  4. buddy scott says:

    Enough is enough. I am addressing a subject I normally stay away from…but I think it’s time to speak on it. Enough is enough. I’m referring to the Political climate in this country. To the blatant disrespect being shown our President. Yes..our President. Like it or not he’s the man. He sits in the big chair in the biggest office in the biggest Country in the World. Read more at

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