Why Republicans want that coveted Pitbull endorsement

Pitbull isn’t giving out any endorsements at this point, except for his own personal #brand. “I’m not here to be part of any political party,” Pitbull told BuzzFeed. “I’m here to bring political parties to my party because they can’t, they won’t, they never will stop the Pitbull party…”

Getting Pitbull in 2016 would be a potential Republican coup. The rapper, born Armando Christian Perez, taps into demographics that could prove instrumental to a Republican win, like Latinos, 71 percent of whom voted for Obama in 2012; young people, 60 percent of whom did, and Floridians; who have 29 electoral votes and comprise the biggest — and often most competitive — swing state.