On Friday, at the end of a week in which the country was transfixed by the mass murder in Arizona and when political reporters were engrossed by the election of a new RNC chairman, an important event took place in Florida. Sponsored by the conservative American Action Network (which raised gobs of cash in the 2010 election cycle), the Hispanic Leadership Network staged a gathering and invited prominent figures — including former Colombia President Alvaro Uribe, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, recently elected Florida Gov. Rick Scott, likely presidential aspirant Tim Pawlenty, Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman (AAN’s CEO), and former White House press secretary Dana Perino — to begin serious conservative outreach to the Hispanic community. HLN aims to deliver a center-right message to a large section of the electorate that will, by 2050, represent 30 percent of the population.

The panels tackled tough issues, including trade, immigration, media and education. According to event organizers, registration had to be closed a few days before the event because the RSVPs had exceeded the conference center’s capacity.

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