As fellow RMA blogger Don Johnson also has noted, Republican Congressional candidate Ryan Frazier today announced support for his campaign from 23 key area Hispanic leaders. Many of them have made their marks as business leaders and entrepreneurs.
A good number on the list are traditional Republican partisans, such as former state party chair Bob Martinez, but there is also a little political diversity among the group. For example, according to CampaignMoney.com, Source One Management President Sal Gomez has a record of contributing money to both Democrat and Republican campaigns — his most recent giving includes Rudy Giuliani, Mark Udall, and the Salazar brothers (John and Ken).
Another Frazier-backing business leader, Diedra Garcia, won a 2008 appointment from Denver’s Democratic mayor John Hickenlooper.
Also perhaps of interest to Ryan Frazier’s newest primary opponent Lang Sias, three of the new endorsing Hispanic leaders gave significant contributions to the 2008 John McCain campaign: Madelaine Rohan, Jerry Natividad and Frank Barron.