Man Behind "Don't Vote" Ad Has Long Record As GOP Operative

October 21, 2010 1:30 pm ET

Latinos for Reform, a shadowy 527 group led by Robert Garcia de Posada, is behind an ad that encourages Latinos not to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. "This November we need to send a message to all politicians," the ad proclaims. "If they didn't keep their promise on immigration reform, then they can't count on our vote." A statement on the group's website accuses Democrats of betraying Hispanic voters, charging that Democrats have had ample opportunity to pass comprehensive immigration reform, but have "intentionally undermined even the smallest of reform efforts." But Posada isn't a progressive proponent of immigration reform. He's a longtime GOP operative with connections to both the Republican National Committee and corporate special interests.

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