NRSC Mariachi Stunt Shows They’re Out of Touch with Latinos

Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) was greeted by a mariachi band when he arrived at a campaign stop in Anderson, IN. No, it wasn’t a welcome to Anderson organized by the town’s Latino community. It was an attempt to shame the Senator, orchestrated by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which has also branded the Indiana politician “Mexico Joe.” As TPM writes, “The RNC nominally persisted in its efforts to reach out to Latino voters amid Trump’s escalating, incendiary candidacy and presidency, while apparently loath to issue any sort of forceful rebuke to the President’s nativist remarks. It appears to have switched strategies and taken a page out of Trump’s book in the lead-up to the 2018 midterm elections.” Mariachi bands are among Mexico's most cherished national symbols, traditionally hired for family-oriented celebrations such as quinceañeras and weddings. More here from TPM.

Brenda Arredondo