GOP Minorities

February 9, 2013 - 12:30 PM
FILE – In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., answers a question during a Capitol Hill news conference as he and leading senators announce a bipartisan agreement on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation's immigration laws in Washington. The Republican Party's problems with minority voters have preoccupied strategists since November, and it's possible those difficulties will persist or worsen. But if GOP lawmakers allow a far-reaching immigration changes to become law, the nettlesome issue might fade from political headlines and perhaps ease anti-GOP feelings among Hispanics. And if Republicans in 2016 nominate a Latino for president, say Rubio, it's possible that millions of Hispanic voters would back him. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)