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Ex-Sanders advisor says GOP may have made inroads with Latinos at convention

Chuck Rocha, former senior adviser to Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' Trump's debate performance was too little, too late Final debate: War Admiral vs. Seabiscuit MORE’s (I-Vt.) 2020 presidential campaign, said on Hill TV’s “Rising” Friday that Republicans may have done a better job to sway undecided Latino voters during their convention than Democrats.

Rocha noted that most undecided voters are not tuning into the entire convention but seeing snippets and media coverage.

“During the [Democratic convention], Latinos saw [that] Democratic Latino activists are upset because there’s no Latino representation at the convention. At the [Republican convention], the headline literally says 'we’re naturalizing people to make them U.S. citizens,'” Rocha said.

The political adviser said President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump, Jared Kusher's lawyer threatens to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' MORE only needs between 4 percent and 8 percent support from Latinos in swing states like Arizona, North Carolina and Florida to win.

“This is a show,” Rocha added. "If this race was about policy, Donald Trump wouldn’t have gotten elected last time because he put policy on a red hat and got elected.”