Jesse Byrnes, The Hill, October 7, 2014
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) in ads rolling out Tuesday urges Spanish-speaking audiences to elect Republican candidates in Colorado, Arizona and California, states with large numbers of Latino voters.
The nearly seven-figure ad campaign, sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, uses the potential 2016 presidential candidate, who is fluent in Spanish, to appeal to Latino voters wth pro-business themes.
Bush backs Rep. Cory Gardner (R), incumbent Sen. Mark Udall (D)’s challenger in Colorado, saying that Gardner is “a good man willing to buck his own party” and is “dedicated to creating more jobs and growing the economy for everyone.”
“Cory supports the hardworking and entrepreneurial spirit of the Latin community,” Bush says in the 30-second TV spot airing in Denver and Colorado Springs and online statewide.
In California, Bush backs the reelection of Rep. David Valadao (R), the son of immigrants, over challenger and former Capitol Hill staffer Amanda Renteria (D). In the ad Bush says Valadao is “willing to work across the aisle to do what’s right to keep families together, grow our economy and create good-paying jobs.”