Hispanics Will Play Key Role In Wisconsin Governor's Race

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SCOTT WALKER
FILE - In this June 28, 2013 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks in his Capitol office in Madison, Wis. On Friday, July 5, 2013, Walker signed a contentious Republican bill that would require women seeking an abortion to view an ultrasound of the fetus before the procedure and prohibit doctors from performing abortions unless they have admitting privileges at a local hospital. Opponents have vowed to sue to stop the law. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Candidates for governor next year will do all they can to win the votes of Wisconsin Hispanics.

Item: Republican Gov. Scott Walker surprised more than 600 when he spoke at the Oct. 12 “Hispanic of the Year” banquet in Milwaukee. Because his appearance had not been promoted, it “pleasantly surprised” the guests, one event planner noted.

Item: Jessie Rodriquez, a Hispanics for Choice activist from Franklin, became the first Republican Latina elected to the Legislature last Tuesday.

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