Hispanic Virginia GOP House candidate: The 'Democrat Party has lost touch' with Hispanic community

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Yesli Vega, a Hispanic and the newly selected Republican nominee to represent Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, says she is frustrated over efforts by the Democratic Party to pander to the Hispanic community and insists Democrats have “lost touch” with voters seeking change.

Vega, a longtime law enforcement officer in the state, spoke to Fox News Digital Wednesday, the day after her primary victory, about her mission heading into the general election and why she believes Hispanics are beginning to side with some ideas being offered by Republican candidates in several races across the country.

You have a Democrat Party that has completely lost touch with the Hispanic community,” Vega said. 

“The Hispanic community is a community that has showed time again how resilient they are. 

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“They are hard workers and many have fled their native countries to come here to America to seek better opportunities not just for themselves, but for their children, for their families. Some folks have escaped socialism.”

Yesli Vega speaks during a campaign event June 20, 2022, in Fredericksburg, Va. (Nathan Howard/Getty Images)

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