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Texas Republicans Send Conflicting Messages to Latinos

Senate candidate Ted Cruz, a Cuban-American, and Mexican-American George P. Bush, nephew and grandson of presidents, are rising Republican stars in Texas, where courts have blocked laws they deem unfair to Latinos.

Party leaders hold up Cruz as an example of their efforts to get Hispanics on the ballot, courting a constituency crucial to their future -- and one that opponents say they are driving into the arms of Democrats. Bush, the son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, is helping to cultivate such candidates in a state where Latinos make up 38 percent of the population.