Spanish-language media dub Jeb Bush 'Latino' 2016 candidate

On Univision’s “Al Punto” in January, Jorge Ramos, the most high-profile Spanish-speaking news anchor in the U.S., declared the 2016 GOP primary “historic” because Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz, both of Latino decent, are in the running. “And Jeb, if we want to turn him into a Latino, too,” Ramos added.

The Spain-based newspaper El País described Bush as uniquely “capable” of appealing to the Latino vote, which is “more decisive in the presidential elections, and with which the Republican Party has a hard time connecting.”

Not every Latino Republican has necessarily had the same favorable coverage.