Shooter on new GOP Outreach Campaign

Shooter on new GOP Outreach Campaign

Posted:

YUMA – (KSWT News 13) - Republicans plan to spend ten million dollars to reach out to women, minorities and younger voters, people border towns like Yuma have in abundance.

"Focus groups described our party as narrow minded, out of touch."

That's how Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus summed up a study of what went wrong for the GOP in the 2012 elections.

State Senator Don Shooter of Yuma says he's been focusing on the state budget. He says the move by the RNC may not be as much about change, as it is promotion.

"A lot of times these problems are messaging and getting the word out, so if that's what their [the GOP's] efforts are, then I applaud them."

The White House also weighed in on the Republican announcement, suggesting a different tactic.

"The best way to increase support with the public for your party is to embrace policies that the public supports," said White House Spokesman, Jay Carney.

Shooter agrees.

"You need to say we're for a decent job, for everybody, we're for a decent education for everybody and all the rest of it," says Shooter, noting everyone should want those things for themselves and their families.

But how those jobs and educations are made accessible to people in the United States are where the two parties differ in opinion. For many illegal immigrants, jobs and educations are difficult to come by.

Shooter says border security and illegal immigration are two issues being misrepresented to split the party.

"While my farmers 100% agree for Border security, they also advocate for reasonable immigration policy - as do I - a legal immigration policy. And that can be done, but there are political forces on both sides that are trying to use this as an issue to divide us, and I resent that."

Shooter says the GOP still has something to offer everyone.

"I think the republican party has a lot to offer anybody in the community, not just one community or minority, but anybody."

Meanwhile, republican Representative Steve Montenegro of Litchfield Park says immigration isn't necessarily the magic key to getting the Latino vote. Montenegro, the only Hispanic republican in the legislature, says to assume so, erroneously casts Latinos as a one-issue community.

KSWT-TV Affiliates

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Coming soon...Wal-Mart

    Coming soon...Wal-Mart

    On Wednesday the Yuma City Council voted to change the zoning designation on the proposed land acquired by Wal-Mart. The property located near the intersection of Avenue B and 8th Street was the home of a mobile home park as zones for residential use; the new designation changes that to mixed which will allow the new store to move in to the property. The new store will be the fifth Wal-Mart for Yuma County.More >>
    On Wednesday the Yuma City Council voted to change the zoning designation on the proposed land acquired by Wal-Mart. The property located near the intersection of Avenue B and 8th Street was the home of a mobile home park as zones for residential use; the new designation changes that to mixed which will allow the new store to move in to the property. The new store will be the fifth Wal-Mart for Yuma County.More >>
  • Father beats accused child abuser, Daytona police say

    Father beats accused child abuser, Daytona police say

    Police say a Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his son. Authorities say the father called 911 early Friday after he walked in on the alleged abuse.Frolander motionless on the living room floor. He had several knots on his face and was bleeding from the mouth. Police said the father -- who was not identified -- told investigators he walked in as Frolander was abusing the boy. Police did not release the boy's age, but Frolander is charge...More >>
    Police say a Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his son. Authorities say the father called 911 early Friday after he walked in on the alleged abuse.Frolander motionless on the living room floor. He had several knots on his face and was bleeding from the mouth. Police said the father -- who was not identified -- told investigators he walked in as Frolander was abusing the boy. Police did not release the boy's age, but Frolander is charge...More >>
  • National

    Obama warns of delay in social sec. checks and veteran's benefits

    Obama warns of delay in social sec. checks and veteran's benefits

    Web Producer: Lucy Valencia, Assignment Desk Editor WASHINGTON (AP) -- Declaring "we are not a deadbeat nation," President Obama warned on Monday that Social Security checks and veterans' benefits willMore >>
    Declaring "we are not a deadbeat nation," President Obama warned on Monday that Social Security checks and veterans' benefits will be delayed if congressional Republicans fail to increase the government's borrowing authority in a looming showdown over the nation's debt and spending.More >>
  • Arizona struggles with few established teachers

    Arizona struggles with few established teachers

    Education officials in Arizona are grappling with what they say is a shortage of established teachers in public schools across the state.More >>
    Education officials in Arizona are grappling with what they say is a shortage of established teachers in public schools across the state.More >>
  • Yuma citrus grower fights off tree killing disease

    Yuma citrus grower fights off tree killing disease

    A local citrus grower is part of the state wide intensive effort to keep a tree killing disease out of Arizona.More >>
  • Fontana Gruppo: Worldwide Leading Player in Fastener Solutions Acquires Acument Global Technologies

    Fontana Gruppo: Worldwide Leading Player in Fastener Solutions Acquires Acument Global Technologies

    The Fontana Gruppo, an Italian industrial company, today becomes the worldwide leader in providing world-class fastener solutions in the automotive, industrial and related industries as a result of the acquisition, on June...More >>
    The Fontana Gruppo, an Italian industrial company, today becomes the worldwide leader in providing world-class fastener solutions in the automotive, industrial and related industries as a result of the acquisition, on June...More >>
  • Out with the old...

    Out with the old...

    It has been a staple in the Yuma community since the early 70's and the place to meet for the young and old alike. The Southgate Mall now sits on broken asphalt and bares the scares of more than 40 years; decades being passed from owner to owner and now it's set to be torn down to make way for a new more improved shopping center. Today the building has been stripped from within to make way for demolition equipment to tear down the center portion of the mall. Stores like Sear, Burlington and t...More >>
    It has been a staple in the Yuma community since the early 70's and the place to meet for the young and old alike. The Southgate Mall now sits on broken asphalt and bares the scares of more than 40 years; decades being passed from owner to owner and now it's set to be torn down to make way for a new more improved shopping center. Today the building has been stripped from within to make way for demolition equipment to tear down the center portion of the mall. Stores like Sear, Burlington and t...More >>
  • Visual Guide to ANTENNAS

    Visual Guide to ANTENNAS

    Visual Guide to AntennasMore >>