As national Republicans prioritize reaching Hispanic Americans and other minorities for the 2024 cycle, they are facing a significant setback: Most of the Hispanic community centers launched in the last election cycle are closed.
Twenty community centers were opened during the 2022 cycle. Now only five are open, two of them having been opened in 2023, according to the Messenger, which said the Republican National Committee confirmed the closures.
The RNC said its budget goes through the chair’s term. When all leases ended after Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel’s term ended in 2022, it made sense to seek new locations for some of the community centers this cycle, the RNC told the Messenger.
There are plans to reopen centers at several swing state locations: Las Vegas, Nevada; Tuscon, Arizona; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Allentown,