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    Hispanic Caucus chair open to changes

    Hispanic Caucus chair open to changes

    By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press Writer
    12 minutes ago

    The chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, embroiled in an internal power struggle, said for the first time Thursday that he would support changes in the way the caucus is run.

    But Rep. Joe Baca (news, bio, voting record), D-Calif., insisted after a caucus meeting that he alone will remain the chairman. Some of his critics have been aiming to oust him or force him to agree to a power-sharing agreement that would set up three chairmanships.

    "There won't be any more chairmans. There definitely will not be any more chairmans. There will only be one chairman," said Baca, who survived a confidence vote earlier in the week.

    He said he would back structural reforms to de-emphasize seniority and give more authority to newer members, but he declined to specify other changes he might support, saying details hadn't been determined. The caucus is to meet again on the issue next week.

    "There's no more about no coups, no takeovers, no nothing like that," Baca added. "Now it's about constructive recommendations to make the caucus better and more of a democracy in its participation. And those are the constructive things that we need."

    Baca has been accused by fellow Southern California Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez (news, bio, voting record) of calling her a "whore." He denied it, but Sanchez quit the group, and several other members came forward with complaints about Baca's leadership style and an atmosphere that undermines women.

    Baca was supported by only one of six women in the 21-member all-Democratic group when he was elected chairman in November.

    Sanchez reiterated Thursday that she would not rejoin the caucus if Baca is chairman. "I will not join as long as he's there," she said.

    "I'd love to have her rejoin," said Baca.

    Several members said everyone in the caucus is sick of the controversy that's enveloped them for more than a month just as they should be more influential than ever with Democrats in control of Congress, immigration reform at the forefront of the national agenda and the country's Hispanic population growing quickly.


    My suggestion to them: Disband the hispanic caucus UNLESS they are willing to allow a "caucasian caucus", and perhaps a caucasian history month. Oh, sorry, forgot that's a racist idea. Silly me.

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    Congressional Hispanic Caucus ?

    How racist can you get ? A group that trys to influence goverment to benefit a certain race , DISGUSTING !

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    Hmmmm, appears that the kiddies are slinging a ton of sand around the playground.

    Wonder when they are going to start swinging from the jungle jim?
    Join our efforts to Secure America's Borders and End Illegal Immigration by Joining ALIPAC's E-Mail Alerts network (CLICK HERE)

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    what is up with these annoying McCain ads on this site?

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    Senior Member moosetracks's Avatar
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    There should be no caucus', Hispanic, Black, or whatever....they are there to work for all Americans and America, period!
    Do not vote for Party this year, vote for America and American workers!

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