The Mad Grab For Latino Votes

The GOP candidate for once may have an edge with a minority group--but Gore is pulling out the stops

When George W. Bush clinched the Republican Presidential nomination on Mar. 14, he appeared before a cheering throng in Austin, Tex., flanked by a bevy of Latino VIPs. Standing beside him were state Supreme Court Justice Alberto R. Gonzales, Representative Henry Bonilla (R-Tex.), and Railroad Commissioner Tony Garza. To complete the photo op, Bush got Carlos M. Ramirez, the popular mayor of El Paso and a Democrat to boot, to introduce him.

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