Spanish language ads are coming to Minnesota, possibly a first in Minnesota congressional politics.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is going up Monday with radio ads targeting Minnesota Reps. John Kline and Erik Paulsen, who joined all but six House Republicans last week in voting for a measure that would restart deportations of illegal immigrants who were brought into the country as children.
Last week’s 224-201 vote has been used by Democrats to bludgeon Republicans, who have had problems attracting Hispanic voters in recent elections. The House GOP provision, which has zero chance in the Democratic-controlled Senate, would block President Obama’s 2012 order ending deportations of so-called DREAM Act eligible young people.
The House vote, the first of the coming immigration debate, was seen by both sides as a sign of tough sledding ahead for immigration reform in Congress.
It’s doubtful that Spanish-only speakers represent a sizable voting constituency in either of Kline’s or Paulsen’s suburban districts, suggesting that the Spanish language ads are intended to highlight the DREAM Act vote for a broader audience.
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann also supported the GOP measure, which was sponsored by fellow Tea Party champion Steve King of Iowa. But Bachmann is no longer running for reelection.
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