A Latino political action committee has released the names of Republican candidates it supports in Tennessee state and federal mid-term elections which will be held on Nov. 6.
The Latinos for Tennessee PAC said it has endorsed:
- Reverend Tommy Vallejos, Tennessee House of Representatives, District 67
- Brian Kelsey, Tennessee State Senate, District 31
- Dr. Mark Green, U.S. Congress, District 7
- Scott DesJarlais, U.S. Congress, District 4
- John Rose, U.S. Congress, District 6
- Marsha Blackburn, U.S. Senate
- Bill Lee, Tennessee governor
Latinos for Tennessee Executive Director Raul Lopez said, “We are happy to support these candidates who have demonstrated their commitment to defending faith, family, freedom, and fiscal responsibility.”
“I’m inspired and encouraged by each of these excellent candidates,” Lopez said. “At each level, they’re working on policies that make sense, that preserve the freedoms that make this country the land of opportunity. Members of the Hispanic community, and all citizens, want the opportunity to flourish here in Tennessee.”
“We encourage all Tennesseans to vote on November 6.”
Latinos for Tennessee PAC is a political action committee committed to protecting and promoting faith and family, freedom, and fiscal responsibility among Tennessee’s growing Latino population.
The mission of Latinos for Tennessee is to provide the Latino community with information on issues that affect faith, family, freedom and fiscal responsibility so they can advance their families and communities.
The organization’s website is available here.
Last November Latinos for Tennessee held a fundraising reception to support a new internship program for Austin Peay State University students who will serve with both Congress and the Tennessee General Assembly, The Tennessee Star reported at the time.
Latinos For Tennessee partnered with Austin Peay and the Washington, D.C.-based Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute to pilot the dual internship program. Organizers said the goal of the fundraiser was to cover tuition, airfare, housing, transportation, books and a stipend for each of the students.
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