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Political consultant Mark Sanders is working on a book that makes the case that Republicans must elect an Hispanic president.Sanders criticizes Republicans, but exempts Perry, but he worked with people trying to unseat Perry, and he characterizes the tea party as a disgruntled mob when they're focused on the very thing he says the Republicans should focus on. Got all that?
Its working title is "Wake-Up Call," and it's an offshoot of Sanders' view that Republicans have lost their way -- that at a time when Republicans should be relentlessly focused on government spending, they instead have embraced the Tea Party's "disgruntled mob."
He exempts GOP Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst from this criticism, saying they've stayed focused on the Obama administration.
Sanders typically represents Republicans, although he worked for Democrat Tony Sanchez and independent Carole Keeton Strayhorn when they tried to unseat Perry.