(ORLANDO SENTINEL) Could U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Winter Garden, be convinced to support an immigration package similar to what passed the U.S. Senate last week?
One top Democrat seems to think so. A memo sent Friday by U.S. Rep. Steve Israel
– a New Yorker who heads the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee – identified Webster as one of 23 “persuadable Republicans
” in the U.S. House who Israel thinks could be turned into supporters.
“To achieve our ultimate objective — passage — we’ve identified 23 Republican colleagues in districts where constituents will demand progress on immigration, and where those pressures could persuade our Republican colleagues to support true comprehensive immigration reform
,” Israel wrote.