Baby steps: House Republicans launch Spanish-language Twitter handle

Chris Moody
Political Reporter
The Ticket

The House Republican Conference on Tuesday announced the launch of a Spanish-language Twitter account, @GOPespanol, as part of the party's nationwide outreach program to minority voters.

The act is a small one, of course, but it's in line with a broader effort to bring Hispanic voters into the party after it lost a bruising national election in 2012. (More than 70 percent of Hispanic voters voted to re-elect President Barack Obama.)

“GOPespañol is part of our commitment to take our conservative message and values to every corner of America—to young people and seniors, to Hispanics and African-Americans, to men and women alike," Conference Chair Rep. McMorris Rodgers of Washington said in a written statement.