02/22/2013 11:44 am ET

Ruben Barrales Hired By Republican Pac, GROW Elect, In Effort To Elect More Latinos

A political action committee formed to help elect Latino Republicans to office in California has hired Ruben Barrales, a former White House aide and San Mateo County supervisor, to be its president and chief executive officer.

The group, GROW Elect, said in a prepared statement that Barrales' appointment "is part of an aggressive expansion" of its effort to elect Latino Republicans to local, state and federal offices.

The group last year involved itself mostly in local races and was a relatively small operation, spending less than $150,000. It was funded largely by Charles Munger Jr., a wealthy Republican activist.

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