I'll be the first to admit that I don't look at the Indiana Republican Party's website on a daily basis, so I need to ask my Republican readers. Is it commonplace for the Indiana GOP to put an Indiananpolis city-county councillor on the front page of its website?
Or could there be something unusual or unique about this guy serving in his first elected office that makes the GOP front him? Oh, here it is in the bio:
"Angel Rivera is the newest addition to the Indianapolis City-County Council, and the first Latino to serve in the role."
While this is a shrewd ploy by Republican Party Chair Murray Clark, you can't tell me he hadn't heard of former City-County Councillor Karen Horseman-Celestino, who served from 2000-2003. (And what about current Councillor Jose Evans, who is bi-racial with a Cuban father?)
But I suppose if you acknowledge that electing an Hispanic and/or Latino to the council is nothing new for Democrats, you don't look like trailblazers to the voters you're trying to court.