Where are the Latinos in Pennsylvania? The state's Governor Tom Corbett (R) can’t seem to find any.
“We do not have any staff members in there. If you can find us one, please let me know," the elected official said during a roundtable discussion hosted by Spanish-language newspaper Al Dia News in Philadelphia, when asked if he had Latinos on his staff.
The comment was met with faint laughter, and Al Dia News’ managing editor Sabrina Vourvoulias (who was moderating the discussion) responded by politely saying, “I am sure that there are Latinos that…” before Corbett cut her off.
“Do any of you want to come to Harrisburg?" Corbett then asked the audience with a smile. Who knew how much Corbett’s joke would blow up in his face.
Huffington Post reports that Pennsylvania's Latino population grew by more than 80 percent to a total of 720,000 in the decade between 2000 and 2010, according to figures by the U.S. Census. There are your Latinos, Corbett.