Some Republican consultants accuse the Democrats of hyping both the Islamic center and immigration issues. Kaufman, who worked both on President George H.W. Bush's campaign and as an adviser to the younger Bush, said the Arizona law is being blown out of proportion by Democrats and that the party is still attracting Hispanic voters and more diverse candidates.
"If you stoke the flames, as Democrats have done, they're making it a bigger issue, a more hostile issue and a more divisive issue than it really is. And in the end, I think voters will understand that," Kaufman told ABC News. "Across the country, we have more diverse, more interesting candidates -- women, Hispanic, Muslim. We have by far the most diverse Republican set of candidates in my lifetime."