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Analysis of U.S. House of Representatives Elections Shows Neutral Effect of Immigration Positions for GOP Candidates

Study on 2014 Competitive Races Demonstrates Republicans Are not Hurt by a Less Restrictive Position, Are not Helped by a More Restrictive Position

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November 1, 2016

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WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund (HLF), a nonpartisan advocacy organization that promotes individual liberty, opportunity, and prosperity, today announced the release of a report that demonstrates that Republicans running for Congress are neither helped by more restrictive immigration positions nor hurt by less restrictive immigration positions.

The report, titled “Fear Not,” offers data to support this finding by focusing on sixty-six U.S. House races during the 2014 midterm elections that were officially rated “competitive” by the Cook Political Report. The analysis catalogued and quantified candidate immigration positions in each of those sixty-six U.S. House races on an eight-point scale that measures restrictiveness of immigration positions taken by the candidates.

“The analysis demonstrates that there are little consequences towards a candidate’s election chances based on their stance on immigration.” said Mario H. Lopez, President of the Hispanic Leadership Fund.  “Despite the shrill voices telling them otherwise, Republicans have no need to fear adopting a reasonable immigration position that actually solves the problem—strong border security, reform of the bureaucratic legal system, and a tough but fair process for dealing with those currently here.”

The report shows the following:

  • In 2014, Republicans won a strong majority of competitive House seats their candidate held a “compromise” position on immigration (43 out of 66 races, 65%).
  • A total of 56 Republican candidates held positions ranging from N1-N5. Of these, 34 won (61%)
  • In several polls taken during the 2014 election (and exit polls after), a majority of voters responded by saying healthcare and the economy were the top issues that would determining their vote while immigration was on the bottom of their priority list.
  • Historically the President’s party loses U.S. House seats during mid-term elections. That trend continued in 2014.

The complete report can be found here (PDF): http://bit.ly/GOPFearNot

Hispanic Leadership Fund’s PAC Endorses Danny Tarkanian for Congress

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October 31, 2016

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WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund’s Political Action Committee (PAC) today announced the endorsement of Danny Tarkanian in Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District.
 
“Danny Tarkanian is a successful businessman who’s dedicated to fight for middle class families in the 3rd congressional district of Nevada,” said Mario H. Lopez, President of the Hispanic Leadership Fund. “Unlike his opponent Jacky Rosen, who will follow Nancy Pelosi’s reckless policies of higher taxes and skyrocketing healthcare costs under Obamacare, Mr. Tarkanian believes in free market principles that will produce economic growth, help creates jobs and reducing health care costs for the middle class.”

The Hispanic Leadership Fund (HLF) is an advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening working families by promoting common-sense public policy solutions that foster liberty, opportunity, and prosperity for all Americans. HLF’s Political Action Committee supports candidates who promote the organization’s public policy principles.

Hispanic Leadership Fund’s PAC Endorses Rep. Ros-Lehtinen for Congress

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October 31, 2016

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WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund’s Political Action Committee (PAC) today announced the endorsement of Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in Florida’s 27th Congressional District.
 
“Rep. Ros-Lehtinen been a consistent fighter for constituents in the 27th congressional district of Florida,” said Mario H. Lopez, President of the Hispanic Leadership Fund. “Rep. Ros-Lehtinen has had an excellent record of supporting tax cuts for working families, ending red tape regulations that hurt small businesses and cutting wasteful government spending.”

The Hispanic Leadership Fund (HLF) is an advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening working families by promoting common-sense public policy solutions that foster liberty, opportunity, and prosperity for all Americans. HLF’s Political Action Committee supports candidates who promote the organization’s public policy principles.

Hispanic Leadership Fund’s PAC Endorses Brian Mast for Congress

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October 31, 2016

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WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund’s Political Action Committee (PAC) today announced the endorsement of Brain Mast in Florida’s 18th Congressional District.
 
“Brian Mast is a Harvard University graduate and veteran who’s dedicated to fight for working families in the 18th congressional district of Florida,” said Mario H. Lopez, President of the Hispanic Leadership Fund. “Unlike his opponent Randy Perkins, who will follow Nancy Pelosi’s reckless policies of higher taxes and skyrocketing health care costs, Mr. Mast believes in free market principles that will produce economic growth, help creates jobs and ensure our military vets are receiving the best care in this country.”

The Hispanic Leadership Fund (HLF) is an advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening working families by promoting common-sense public policy solutions that foster liberty, opportunity, and prosperity for all Americans. HLF’s Political Action Committee supports candidates who promote the organization’s public policy principles.

Hispanic Leadership Fund’s PAC Endorses Rep. Curbelo for Congress

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October 28, 2016

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WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund’s Political Action Committee (PAC) today announced the endorsement of Representative Carlos Curbelo in Florida’s 26th Congressional District.
 
“Rep. Curbelo has an exceptional record of fighting for hard working families in South Florida,” said Mario H. Lopez, President of the Hispanic Leadership Fund. “Unlike his opponent, Joe Garcia whose record includes several charges of corruption and believing that ’communism works,’ Rep. Curbelo supports legislation that produces economic growth, help creates jobs and ensures our children are receiving the best education possible.”

The Hispanic Leadership Fund (HLF) is an advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening working families by promoting common-sense public policy solutions that foster liberty, opportunity, and prosperity for all Americans. HLF’s Political Action Committee supports candidates who promote the organization’s vision.

Hispanic Leadership Fund’s PAC Endorses Rep. Mica for Congress

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October 28, 2016

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WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund’s Political Action Committee (PAC) today announced the endorsement of Representative John Mica in Florida’s 7th Congressional District.
 
“In today’s economy, it is very important that Congress provides strong support of free market and leadership for policies that will return the United States to its full potential,” said Mario H. Lopez, President of the Hispanic Leadership Fund. “Rep. Mica is one of the hardest working members of Congress who gets results for all of Central Florida’s families, and we are proud to endorse him. Rep. Mica has had an outstanding record of supporting legislation that advances economic growth, help create jobs, and gets this country back on the right economic track.”

The Hispanic Leadership Fund (HLF) is an advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening working families by promoting common-sense public policy solutions that foster liberty, opportunity, and prosperity for all Americans. HLF’s Political Action Committee supports candidates who promote the organization’s vision.

Hispanic Leadership Fund’s PAC Endorses Rep. Valadao for U.S. House

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October 27, 2016

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WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund’s Political Action Committee (PAC) today announced the endorsement of Representative David Valadao in California’s 21st Congressional District.
 
“Rep. Valadao has been a consistent voice for working families in California’s 21st Congressional District, and we are proud to endorse him for a third term,” said Mario H. Lopez, President of the Hispanic Leadership Fund. “District residents can’t afford to elect Emilio Huerta, who plans to follow Nancy Pelosi’s reckless policies of higher taxes and out of control health care costs, and will refuse to address the Valley’s water crisis.” Rep. Valadao will continue to fight to reduce arduous regulations and lower taxes, reduce health care costs, and encourage more opportunities for good-paying jobs in California’s 21st Congressional district.”

The Hispanic Leadership Fund (HLF) is an advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening working families by promoting common-sense public policy solutions that foster liberty, opportunity, and prosperity for all Americans. HLF’s Political Action Committee supports candidates who promote the organization’s public policy principles.

Hispanic Leadership Fund’s PAC Endorses Dr. Joe Heck for Senate

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October 27, 2016

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WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund’s Political Action Committee (PAC) today announced the endorsement of Dr. Joe Heck for U.S. Senate in Nevada.
 
“Dr. Heck has an outstanding record of supporting a healthy economy and job creation while representing Nevadans in the U.S. House of Representatives, unlike his opponent Catherine Cortez Mastro” said Mario H. Lopez, President of the Hispanic Leadership Fund. “Nevada can’t afford another senator who’s going to follow Harry Reid’s policy of reckless spending, higher taxes and support for a disastrous healthcare system under Obamacare. Dr. Heck’s record of strengthening our economy, fighting for hardworking taxpayers, and expanding opportunities is the type of leadership that is needed in the U.S. Senate.”

The Hispanic Leadership Fund (HLF) is an advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening working families by promoting common-sense public policy solutions that foster liberty, opportunity, and prosperity for all Americans. HLF’s Political Action Committee supports candidates who promote the organization’s public policy principles.