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Newt Gingrich announces backing of Miami Hispanic politicians

In the wake of Newt Gingrich's campaign events in Miami Friday, his campaign announced the launch of a "Hispanic Steering Committee" feeaturing several well-known Miami-area politicians.

Among them is U.S. Rep. David Rivera, who has been ushering and introducing Gingrich around South Florida. So is GOP fundraiser Ana Navarro, who had earlier worked for Jon Huntsman. Also on the list: Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez.

See press release after the jump.



Gingrich Campaign Launches Hispanic Steering Committee


Miami, FL. — Former Speaker of the House and current Presidential Candidate, Newt Gingrich received endorsements today from influential Hispanic leaders. This is a clear demonstration of Gingrich’s growing popularity among the Hispanic community.


“Newt Gingrich has been working hard for many years to include American Hispanics in the overall conversation for a better America. He is the one Republican candidate who talks consistently about the importance of enacting policies that allow more Latinos to realize the American dream. Gingrich is the one Republican candidate who is leading the way for more Latinos to take positions of leadership in America and the Republican Party,” said Lionel Sosa, founder of Bromley Communications, the largest Hispanic advertising agency in the U.S.


The steering committee will provide guidance on key issues regarding the Hispanic community and the Latino vote. The committee is made up of the following individuals, who have endorsed Newt Gingrich for the office of the presidency:



Rosario Marin, Author and former US Treasurer; Mario Rodriguez, Chairman of the Hispanic 100; Massey Villarreal, Former national chairman of the US Hispanic chamber of commerce and US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation



Lionel Sosa, CEO of Sosa and Sosa; David Rivera, Florida Congressman 25th District;Vinicio Madrigal, Founder and  former President of the Gulf Coast International Chamber of Commerce; Miguel Orozco, Hispanic 100 of Orange county; Michael Montelongo, former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force; Albert Zapanta, President, US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce; Francis Suarez, Miami City Commissioner; Otto Reich, Former United States Ambassador to Venezuela;Therese Alvillar-Speake, Presidential Appointee- US Dept of Commerce (90-92) and US Dept of Energy (01-09); Ana Navarro, Republican strategist;Joseph P. Galvan, former Regional Director, Region V-Midwest, of HUD; Felix Lasarte, Founder of Lasarte law firm.


Newt will hold a press conference with his National Hispanic Steering Committee this Friday, January 27th at 10:30am. It will be held  at Doral Golf Resort and Spa (Oak meeting room) located at 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, FL.


“I am honored to have good friends and leaders I admire in this top level advisory group. Together with their leadership, and my heartfelt desire to unite American Hispanics on our conservative principles, we will successfully win the Latino vote,” stated Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House and Republican Presidential candidate.