EFRAIN ROJAS: Maldonado for governor

April 24, 2013 

Abel Maldonado is the only viable candidate the Republican Party has to recoup the governorship. With a Maldonado candidacy comes an opportunity for the GOP to expand its Latino base in a meaningful way.

For Latinos this an opportunity to blow up the "plantation" the Democratic Party has built around us. Just ask a Democrat what they think of Latino Republicans and the reaction you get will be one of contempt and snarling indignation, presumably because they "own" the right to know what is best for us.

It's time for Latinos to reject the condescension of the established political order. Each and every one of us owns the right to decide what is best for us and vote accordingly.

EFRAIN ROJAS

Los Banos

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