11/06/2013 03:05 pm ET

Chris Christie Proves Republicans Can Win The Latino Vote


In New Jersey, Republican Gov. Chris Christie sailed to re-election with 60 percent of the vote in the Garden State. According to exit polls reported by NBC News, over half – 51 percent – of Hispanic voters in the state voted for the Republican governor.

After Tuesday night’s victory, Izzy Santa, the Hispanic Media communications director of the Republican National Committee, (RNC), made clear that Christie’s victory was significant in how a Republican reached out to Latinos and other minorities.

“In this race Gov. Christie earned significant support among minority voters. That’s a testament to the success of his results-oriented leadership and an inclusive campaign. During this race, the RNC worked alongside the Christie campaign to engage early and often with Hispanic, African American and Asian voters,” stated Santa.

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