Op-Ed: Sen. Rick Scott
April 28, 2022
There is an old Spanish saying: “Camarón que se duerme se lo lleva la corriente”. Basically, it means if you snooze, you lose. This pretty accurately describes what’s occurred to the Democrat Party with Hispanic voters.
The 2020 cycle confirmed that Hispanics were receptive to the Republican agenda because they saw the direct impact that President Trump’s policies had on their families – more jobs, tax cuts, deregulation, educational reforms, strengthening parental rights, energy independence, public safety and border security. Those policies where compatible with the values and aspirations of Hispanics.
When I became Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, one of my priorities was to make certain we established a robust operation to engage Hispanic voters in the battleground states to share the GOP’s opportunity agenda, in coordination the Republican National Committee and GOP states parties.
To that end, the NRSC this month launched “Operación ¡Vamos!”a seven-figure effort focused on taking the GOP record and message directly to Hispanic voters. I strongly believe thatVAMOSwill play a key role in helping to take back the majority in the Senate this November.
In states like Arizona, we’ve seen how the failed policies of the Biden Administration, with the backing of Senator Mark Kelly, directly impact the quality of life for Hispanic families, especially in the border communities. In Nevada, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto forgot the voters that elected her and signed-off on a Biden agenda that’s killed jobs throughout the state for struggling Hispanic families.
You contrast that with Senator Ron Johnson who is engaging Hispanic voters throughout Wisconsin and pushing back on the Biden agenda. In Florida, Senator Marco Rubio knows the challenges of Hispanic communities and has worked tirelessly to create better opportunities for those families, while his opponent struggles to understand the array of issues Hispanics face.
This cycle, as Republican candidates prepare to compete for the U.S. Senate in these key battleground states, it’s clearly the Woke Agenda candidates of fear vs. the opportunity candidates that OperationVAMOSwill help to elect. My money is on VAMOS!