Posted on October 28, 2013

Latino Group Targets $20M to Oust GOP: ‘We Know Who We’re Going After’

Cheryl K. Chumley, Washington Times, October 28, 2013

Calling it a “pivotal moment,” a band of Latino donors has launched a $20 million campaign to unseat those in the House who stand against President Obama’s immigration proposals and oppose Democratic Party reform bills.

The Latino Victory Project is a new political committee — akin to the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund — that’s poised to spend big to oust those in Congress with a large Hispanic constituency but who oppose the immigration policy overhaul that’s being pushed by Democrats, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Leaders of the group met just recently with a few dozen of their key donors, including union leaders, to lay out their plans for the 2014 mid-term elections, naming 10 Republicans in the House they would like to see go.

The group agreed to spend between $1 million and $2 million in each of the races, if the targeted House member did not vote in favor of immigration reform in the coming weeks.


The Latino Victory Project is an offshoot of the Futuro Fund, a fundraising group led by Hollywood actress Eva Longoria who raised more than $30 million for Mr. Obama’s re-election.