Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) turned to one of the Bush family's rising stars for some "advice" on connecting with a key voting bloc.
Politico reported Friday that Paul met with George P. Bush in Dallas, picking his brain on how the GOP could prosper in areas with heavy Latino populations. The 37-year-old Bush is running for Texas Land Commissioner in 2014, and considered a hot prospect among conservative Hispanics.
According to the Politico report, Bush said the party should be "showing up" in Latino strongholds. Bush also tweeted a picture of the pair, saying how great it was to meet up.
— George P. Bush (@georgepbush) February 7, 2014
Paul's meeting with Bush comes on the heels of a new Gallup poll showing that Tejanos identify with the Republican Party on a higher level than Hispanics across the rest of the country. Results showed that 27 percent in the Lone Star State leaned GOP, compared to 21 percent in the rest of the U.S.
Latino voters were crucial in helping propel President Barack Obama to victory over Mitt Romney in 2012. Exit polls at the time found Obama holding around 70 percent support.