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Hispanic Republicans: RNC Hiring Leaves Us "Extremely Disheartened"

06/21/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Hispanic Republican leaders say they've lost patience with promises from Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele to hire high-profile Hispanic operatives and launch targeted outreach toward their community.

The complaints began in March, when leaders of key Hispanic GOP organizations wrote Steele in a private letter that they "were extremely disheartened that no Hispanics were considered for the post of Coalitions Director and that, to date, no Hispanics have been appointed to any other high-profile leadership roles within the party," according to a copy of the March 6 letter provided POLITICO by one of its signatories.

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