Al Cardenas Elected President of American Conservative Union, But Is He Conservative Enough?
Al Cardenas is one of Miami's top political insiders. He's a former two-term chair of the state GOP, and a former member of the nation-wide Executive Committee of the Republican Party. The guy even gave Marco Rubio his first break in politics. The Cuban-American has just been named the president of the influential American Conservative Union, and while he's about as Republican as they come, some insiders are gasping that he may not be conservative enough.
"From what I understand Cardenas is the insider's choice, and he looks to be unopposed," the the board member dished. "I want to see reform. It's frustrating to see a fig leaf rather than somebody who's going to implement the reforms needed at ACU. Selecting Cardenas is like papering over the problems ACU has, some of which are fundamental."
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