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Here's the Hispanic Evangelical Pastor Leading His Flock to Jeb Bush

The Reverend Samuel Rodriguez says immigration isn't the only issue that matters to conservative Latino voters.
Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is in Houston on Wednesday to deliver the keynote address to the annual meeting of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, a group started by the Reverend Samuel Rodriguez and one that counts 40,200 member churches across the country. Rodriguez, 45, is the pastor at New Season Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, Calif., and has spent more than a decade prodding Republican lawmakers in Congress to provide a path to citizenship to the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country.

In an interview ahead of the annual meeting, Rodriguez described himself as profoundly disappointed in the path Republican leaders recently have taken in Washington. Yet he remains hopeful in Bush's candidacy.