Thursday, February 25, 2016

ESTABLISHMENT ENDORSE HILLARY; SURPRISE!

This time it's a PAC! It comes as no surprise but it might surprise Hillary when the Hispanic voters  have their say.


Members of the group’s political arm, CHC BOLD-PAC, began polling members Thursday evening to determine if they had sufficient support before announcing their endorsement, which could come as early as Friday morning. Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders have been battling it out for the Latino vote, a crucial voting block in November. And Clinton is relying on minority voters like Latinos and African-Americans to help propel her to the Democratic nomination.

“There was a recommendation for Hillary to receive the nomination for endorsement,” said BOLD-PAC executive committee member Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), the Hispanic Caucus whip.

“It was pretty easy,” Gallego said. “For most of us that have either been involved with immigration issues or Latino issues, none of us have any history with Bernie.”

The board needs a majority of members to approve the endorsement, which is not expected to be difficult to achieve. The vast majority of the 26-member group has already endorsed Clinton individually. The main holdout has been House Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Raul M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), one of just three House members who have publicly endorsed Sanders.