State Rep. Tom Cross (R-Oswego) sounded off on Republicans' difficulty securing minority votes, CBS St. Louis reported.
“I think the tone and the rhetoric from a lot of people around the country on the Republican Party is inappropriate when it comes to issues like immigration,” Cross said, adding that attracting Latino voters can be a challenge, but Republicans have worked with minorities in mind, CBS reported. “If you look at some of the bills that passed in the Illinois General Assembly in the past year, we had our own version of the Dream Act ... You saw Republicans including myself that supported that.”
Cross, who was elected in 1992 and is running unopposed in the new 97th District, also said the party can do better reaching out to minorities, particularly at the national level. Click here to read CBS' report.
Do you agree with Cross? Do you think Republicans need to do a better job of reaching out to minority voters, and if so, how can they do that?