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Martinez Resigns, GOP Loses Reasonable Voice

La Opinin, Posted: Aug 11, 2009

LOS ANGELES -- The resignation of Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida means the loss of a reasonable voice in the Senate, according to an editorial in La Opinin.

The editorial contends that the party base's intolerance of Martnez's position on immigration forced him out of party leadership. It is sad that there is no space in the Republican camp for a moderate conservative Latino perspective, editors write. The Martinez case illustrates the unsuccessful effort to attract the Latino vote, another example that shows that "Lincoln's party has been hijacked by a vocal, intolerant and extremist base," editors write.


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