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Latino Donors Focus On Ousting GOP Lawmakers Who Oppose Immigration Reform

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23: (L-R) Lizardo Buleje of San Antonio, Texas, Jorge Tellez of Parker, Colorado, Anthony Corona of Staten Island, New York, and Armando Jimenez of Allen Town, Pennsylvania, march in front of the U.S. Capitol during a rally on immigration reform October 23, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Dream Action Coalition held a rally and briefing to discuss 'how the outdated immigration system undermines military readiness, separates military families, and prevents t | Getty

A network of Latino donors that played a pivotal role in raising money for President Obama’s reelection is now focused on a new campaign: an effort to oust lawmakers who stand in the way of overhauling immigration laws.

The Latino Victory Project, a new political advocacy organization modeled after the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, is planning to spend as much as $20 million on campaigns targeting members of Congress who have sizable Latino communities in their districts but oppose comprehensive immigration reform.

At a private meeting for about 30 donors, fundraisers and union leaders Friday, leaders of the group laid out a strategy to make the issue central in next year’s midterm elections if Congress does not pass a bill, identifying 10 House Republicans who would be vulnerable to pressure from Latino constituents.

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