RNC Quickly Names Helen Aguirre Ferré As New Hispanic Communications Director After Departure of Latina Official
The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced a new Director of Hispanic Communications following the departure of another Latina Republican within the RNC's media department.
Ms. Guerra's RNC Exit
On Wednesday evening, news broke that Ruth Guerra, who served as the Director of Hispanic Media for the RNC, would leave her role and join the conservative American Action Network (AAN) organization.
According to The New York Times, Guerra's departure could be linked to Donald Trump's candidacy for the Republican Party's presidential nomination. Guerra has not publicly commented on her decision to leave the RNC, but GOP aids have reportedly said she was uncomfortable working for the businessman. The Times did provide a statement from Guerra saying she's had a great time at the RNC and is excited with her new role at AAN.
Since announcing his bid for president, Trump made headlines for comments about Mexicans, labeling them as rapists and criminals and proposed building a wall across the southern U.S. border. Guerra is a Texan Latina of Mexican descent.
Enter Ms. Aguirre Ferré
The RNC named Helen Aguirre Ferré as its new Director of Hispanic Communications on Wednesday.
"I'm excited to welcome Helen Aguirre Ferré as our new Director of Hispanic Communications," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. "Helen will be an integral part of our Party's ongoing commitment to build relationships and communicate our message directly with Hispanic voters."
"Her wealth of experience is complemented by a keen strategic vision, top-notch communication skills, and outstanding leadership qualities, and she is going to be a tremendous asset to the RNC as we seek to stop Hillary Clinton and elect a Republican president," added Priebus.
Aguirre Ferré's 25-year career includes hosting a national radio program for Univision America Radio, moderating a weekly public affairs show and senior advisor to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's president campaign.
"I am proud to be joining the RNC at such a critical time," said Aguirre Ferré in a statement. "This is one of the most important elections of our lifetime, and I'm eager to make the case to the Hispanic community why Republican ideas and values are the way forward for our country after eight years of an Obama agenda which has failed all Americans."
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