Bono Mack: Latino voter outreach to come after election

In case you missed it, both Rep. Mary Bono Mack and Democratic challenger Raul Ruiz were out on the campaign trail Monday.

My colleague Rebecca Walsh was at the Indian Wells Rotary Club where Bono Mack said Republicans need to do a better job with voter outreach to Latinos, including registration booths at naturalization ceremonies.

“We’re missing a big opportunity,” Bono Mack said. “Most Latinos understand that centralized government, big government institutions are not the way to go.”

Still, the Palm Springs Republican — facing her first Latino challenger – indicated she won’t be taking advantage of that opportunity in the next two weeks.

“I pledge that after November, I will try my hardest to speak to Latino voters,” Bono Mack said. “This election, I’m a little bit hamstrung. But I will do my best. Because I think that they deserve the attention that we need to give them.”