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  • Trump thanks Latina supporter; now mounting backlash threatens her business

    03/22/2016 3:24:27 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    KGUN-TV ^ | 3/21/16 | Megan Thompson
    It has been two days since she took center stage, next to the GOP front runner Donald Trump in Tucson. Ever since she showed her support for the billionaire, she has been harassed at her business. ....While KGUN9 was inside Sammy's Mexican Grill, the phone rang several dozen times, many calling Betty Rivas and her family racists, vulgar names and threatening their business. .... Rivas told KGUN9, she's shocked at all the controversy this sign has created because - she took a similiar sign to the Bernie Sanders rally in Tucson. That's right - she has not even decided who...
  • Cuban-Americans leaning toward Trump in Florida, tipping the scale against Rubio

    03/14/2016 10:06:49 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 5 replies
    latino.foxnews.com ^ | March 14, 2016 | Francisco Alvarado
    Cuban-Americans leaning toward Trump in Florida, tipping the scale against Rubio By Francisco AlvaradoPublished March 14, 2016Fox News Latino iami – The early voting station at the John F. Kennedy Library in Hialeah, Florida, is supposed to be bona fide Marco Rubio territory. In 1999, voters in this working class, predominantly Cuban-American city helped propel Rubio from West Miami city commissioner to a seat in the Florida House of Representatives. And in 2010, the Hialeah’s staunch Latino Republican base formed the bedrock for a coalition of conservative voters that sent the young Cuban-American politician to the U.S. Senate. But Republican...
  • Puerto Rico Republican Primary Results

    03/06/2016 12:37:56 PM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 143 replies
    Decision Desk HQ ^ | 3/6/2016 | Decision Desk HQ
    Polls closed 3pm EST 23 delegates at stake.
  • Puerto Rico Victory For Trump, Will Erase Cruz 15 Delegate Gain From Last Night (Vanity)

    03/06/2016 6:59:43 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 78 replies
    03/06/16
    There is an Open Primary in Puerto Rico today.  It's worth 23 Delegates.  If Trump wins this (which he should), then he should be able to erase most if not all the Delegates that Cruz gained last night (15 Delegates closer to Trump) . Trump should win Mississippi, Michigan and Hawaii on Tuesday expanding his Delegate lead even further along. Here is the link to the Delegate count.http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/republican_delegate_count.html    
  • Trump Wins In America’s Most Hispanic City

    03/02/2016 12:56:45 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 83 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 2, 2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    New York real estate developer Donald Trump beat out his Republican rivals in America’s most Latin city Tuesday. Webb County, Texas is home to Laredo, where 96 percent of its residents consider themselves Hispanic. Laredo makes up 95 percent of the population in Webb County and is the county seat. It has the most Hispanics per capita of any city with more than 100,000 residents.
  • Ex-AG Alberto Gonzales endorses Kasich

    02/28/2016 6:21:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    WMTW-TV ^ | February 28, 2016 | Cassie Spodak, CNN
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee (CNN) --Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Saturday endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich for president. "It takes courage, it takes wisdom, it takes vision, it takes integrity," Gonzales said about Kasich during a campaign event in Nashville. "Someone with experience is very important in the Oval Office." "The reason I am supporting Governor Kasich is because I love America." Gonzales added....
  • Entrance Polls: Trump Dominates Latino Vote In Nevada

    02/24/2016 6:45:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/24/16 | Jamie Weinstein
    Donald Trump’s tough immigration plan didn’t prevent him from winning the Latino vote in the Silver State Tuesday night.According to entrance polls, Trump won 45 percent of Latinos who participated in the Republican caucuses in Nevada, nearly as much as the combined total of the two Latino candidates in the race, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Rubio garnered 29 percent of the Latino vote, while Cruz attracted 18 percent.(RELATED: Exit Polls In South Carolina And New Hampshire: GOP Primary Voters Say They Support ‘Amnesty‘ Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/02/24/entrance-polls-trump-dominates-latino-vote-in-nevada/#ixzz4164GWYSU
  • Jorge Ramos: Latinos Won't Forget Trump Promoting Bigotry And Hatred

    08/30/2015 2:11:08 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 123 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on “This Week With George Stephanopoulos,” while discussing his confrontation with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump last week at a press conference, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos said next year at the polls Latino voters “won’t forget,” Trump “promoting in his speeches bigotry and hatred.”
  • For Hispanic Conservatives, Alarm Over Immigration Debate

    08/20/2015 12:07:34 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | August 15, 2015 | AARON ZITNER
    Aug 19, 2015 For Hispanic Conservatives, Alarm Over Immigration Debate By AARON ZITNER Concern over the tone adopted by some GOP candidates in the latest immigration debate has turned to alarm among some Hispanics. Pictured, Donatila Diego, left, and Juana de Leon, originally from Guatemala show their support for the Obama administration’s immigration reform plan on July 9 in Homestead, Fla. Getty Images When Donald Trump used the word “criminals” to describe illegal immigrants from Mexico, the Republican National Hispanic Assembly called his comments “extremely counterproductive.” Now, listen to the more personal language that Gonzalo Ferrer, the national chairman of...
  • If the GOP ticket were Cruz/Rubio, or Rubio/Cruz, what percentage of the latino vote would it get?

    08/07/2015 7:46:36 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 59 replies
    one man's opinion...
    I'm interested in what others here think of this scenario, hopefully assessing it as objectively as possible. It would seem that statistically it offers a high probability of winning the White House.
  • Jeb Bush Exactly As Unpopular Among Latinos As Mitt Romney, According To Univision

    07/17/2015 5:48:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Latin Times ^ | 7/16/15 | Cedar Attanasio
    From all appearances, Jeb Bush has the best chance among Republican primary contenders to win the Latino vote in 2016. He supports legal status for undocumented immigrants. He speaks fluid if not fluent Spanish. He's married to a Mexican woman with whom he's raised three bicultural and bilingual Latino children. In Florida, a heavily Latino state, Bush won two terms as governor. He's clearly rejected the anti-immigrant comments of Donald Trump . He's done more than any other candidate to appeal to Latinos, which is why he might be surprised to read the latest Univision poll saying that he won't...
  • This Is How Jeb Bush Plans To Reach Out To Latino Voters

    06/17/2015 7:01:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 6/16/15 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    “It will be as big or bigger than anybody else in this election, Democrat or Republican,” Hispanic outreach director Jose Mallea told BuzzFeed News. A laser focus on getting Latino voters to meet and get to know Jeb Bush and his family. Jeb Bush was loose before his campaign kickoff event Monday in Miami, joking around backstage and letting loose a dirty word in Spanish, a “colloquial street Miami thing,” said Jose Mallea, Bush’s hire for connecting with Hispanic voters. “I don’t want to repeat it, it was a curse word,” he said in a phone interview. That wasn’t all,...
  • Jeb Bush: GOP Must ‘Reach Out’ to Latinos With ‘Hopeful Message’

    05/31/2015 3:20:15 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/31/15 | Dan Riehl
    Saying he believes Republicans can win the White House in 2016 “with a hopeful, optimistic message,” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush came out in defense of the PATRIOT Act, currently under debate in Congress, according to Knox News: -snip- Bush also seemed to prod the GOP, if not conservatives, for presumably not being inclusive enough — saying the GOP can win only “if they reach out to everybody in our country, not just those that have already decided that they are conservatives and Republicans.”
  • Univision host: Hispanic vote to jump from 12 million to 16 million, will decide presidency

    05/23/2015 9:26:54 AM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | May 20, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Jorge Ramos, the influential host of Univision's Noticiero Univision, said the Latino vote will decide the 2016 presidential election and that Hispanics could see a reward for providing the margin of victory. In an interview with Harvard University's Institute of Politics following a speech to students, Ramos predicted that about 16 million Hispanics will go to the polls, likely to vote Democratic based on past trends.He said that there is a "new rule" in politics — winning the White House can't be done without Hispanics."
  • Editorial: Ted Cruz not running for president of Cuba

    05/11/2015 5:43:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 11, 2015 | The Editors
    You don’t have to like Sen. Ted Cruz, or even agree with him, to find offense in a recent line of questioning he endured. More than awkwardness, Mark Halperin offered a stunning small-mindedness as he attempted to tease out Cruz’s Hispanic bona fides: What Cuban food did he like growing up? Which Cuban music does he favor today? Would he welcome fellow Sen. Bernie Sanders to the presidential race, “and I’d like you to do it, if you would, en español”? Halperin, famed for co-authoring the book Game Change on the 2012 presidential campaign and prominent today for his analysis...
  • Columba Bush, Wife of Jeb Bush, Takes on Greater Role in Campaign

    05/01/2015 1:51:00 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/1/15 | Rebecca Ballhaus
    Columba Bush, the famously private wife of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, appears to be taking on an increasingly prominent role in her husband’s nascent presidential campaign. Later this month, Mrs. Bush will headline a fundraiser for her husband’s leadership PAC, Right to Rise, in Miami. This week, she attended a retreat for Mr. Bush’s donors at an oceanfront luxury hotel in Miami Beach, where she gave a heartfelt speech about her husband, according to those present. Her name has also been popping up with increasing frequency in fundraising emails — last week she asked supporters to “join with my...
  • Columba Bush to headline a fundraiser for her husband (Amnesty Tour Update)

    05/01/2015 1:57:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/1/15 | Tom Hamburger and Ed O'Keefe
    Columba Bush, the press-shy wife of presumed presidential candidate Jeb Bush, will make a co-star appearance at a Miami fundraiser for her husband next month. An invitation sent to donors Friday shows that Columba Bush and her husband will appear at the event the evening of May 18. The fundraiser will be held at a youth center in the couple's hometown of Miami, with a minimum entrance fee of $25, a notably modest sum for a Bush fundraiser.
  • Jeb Bush is shaping his still unannounced campaign around the Latino vote

    05/01/2015 7:31:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | May 1, 2015
    Javier Palomarez, president of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, recently said he believes any new U.S. president will only be elected to office if he or she openly courts Latino voters. He was speaking to Sen. Ted Cruz, who is of Cuba descent, during a question-and-answer session in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. But it’s something that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush seems to have taken to heart. Bush, who has yet to announce he will seek the Republican presidential nomination, has been actively courting the Hispanic community. It doesn’t seem to matter to the former Florida governor that Hispanic...
  • Neither Cruz nor Rubio: Hispanics speak more of Hillary Clinton

    05/01/2015 8:37:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Miami Diario ^ | May 1, 2015
    The study analyzed between 12 and April 19 Hispanic conversations through Twitter and Instagram. The former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, aspiring to occupy the White House in 2016, will feature talks Hispanic social networks over Republican candidates Hispanic Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, according to a study published by the research platform "Hey!". The report "Hey!", An organization dedicated to analyzing the behavior in social networks Hispanics showed that the announcement of the presidential candidacy of the former first lady and memes (digital teasing) subsequent took to the social networks. 37% of Hispanics participating in Twitter and Instagram spoke...
  • 'Trust me' isn't going to turn Latino vote for Cruz, GOP

    05/02/2015 1:04:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 122 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 1, 2015 | Mary Sanchez
    "....Like his fellow GOP presidential hopeful, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Cruz cannot count on a certain rapport with Latino voters simply because he is Latino himself. Trust doesn't work that way, not in life and not in politics. Hispanic voters are weary of being targeted as a desirable voter demographic to be flattered but not much more. They can spot the phony. To many critics, Cruz has tried to court two mistresses: tea party conservatives, on the one hand, and Hispanic voters whom he views as ready for takeover by the GOP. Cruz believes, with some justification, that Latinos...
  • Why Latino ‘leaders’ reject Ted Cruz

    03/31/2015 4:53:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 31, 2015 | Mike Gonzalez
    Ted Cruz’s official campaign isn’t even two weeks old, and already it’s done the nation a favor — by highlighting the duplicity of the “multicultural” left and what it is really after. Ever since Cruz announced his candidacy for president, “Latino leaders” have been stepping all over themselves to declare that not only does he not speak for Hispanics (something only they presumably do) but he’s not even a “legitimate” Hispanic. All of which serves to pull the curtain back on multiculturalism: Defined by liberals, it’s a concept that exists solely to advance liberal objectives. It’s not ancestry that makes...
  • The Undiscovered Conservative Demographic

    10/25/2014 7:57:38 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 189 replies
    Original Content | 10/25/2014 | Laz A. Mataz
    Whenever one looks at the demographics of the population of America, and how it is changing, it always looks very daunting for conservatives. I agree. But I'd like to suggest a strategic solution that is very viable. The Hispanic demographic is ripe for a conservative takeover. The Hispanic population is a largely-Christian and very religious demographic. They are hard-working, very family-oriented, and tend to be moral. There are, of course, exceptions that disprove this rule, but I am speaking of the big-picture Hispanic population. They tend to have fled from countries that embrace socialism and police-state tactics on the part...
  • Susana Martinez's Democrat Opponent: She 'Doesn't Have a Latino Heart,' You Know

    09/09/2014 3:20:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Guy Benson
    In which New Mexico Democrats' white, male gubernatorial nominee pronounces his Hispanic, female opponent -- whom he's trailing in the polls -- to be insufficiently 'Latino' in her heart, or something (via the Weekly Standard):
  • Democrats on life support when it comes to Latino vote [call for Pres. EO to get out the vote]

    08/11/2014 4:40:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/214355-democrats-on-life-support-when-it-comes-to-latino-vote ^ | August 11, 2014 | Cesar Vargas, co-director of the DREAM Action Coalition and immigration activist
    As Congress enters a long August recess, Republicans have shown not only that they won't address pressing issues — immigration reform or even less-controversial funding to help fight West Coast wildfires — but also that they are incapable of fulfilling their constitutional mandate to legislate. Republicans blocked immigration reform: that much is obvious to voters, particularly Latino voters, like those in my own family. Voters also know, however, that President Obama is actually responsible for a record 2 million deportations, even though Democrats are running a pro-immigrant platform. For Democrats, there is good news and bad news (and good news...
  • The Republican Party’s uphill path to 270 electoral votes in 2016

    01/19/2014 9:22:33 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 104 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1-18-14 | Dan Balz
    A recent conversation with a veteran of GOP presidential campaigns raised this question: Which, if any, of the recent battleground states are likely to become more Republican by 2016? The consensus: very few. That reality highlights one problem Republicans face as they seek to regain the White House after six years under President Obama. Lots of factors affect elections: the quality of the candidates, the state of the economy, the effectiveness of the campaigns. But in a country whose demographics continue to change, Republicans will begin this campaign with one significant disadvantage. Over the past three decades, the political leanings...
  • Latino groups hope immigration has impact in Va. governor’s race

    10/31/2013 8:02:41 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    nbclatino.com ^ | October 31, 201 | Suzanne Gamboa
    Matthew McClellan, executive director of the National Council of La Raza Action Fund, said the get-out-the-Latino-vote groups are making more than 75,000 calls over the next few days leading up to the race. In addition, they are conducting door-to-door campaigns, putting up advertisements in Spanish-language media and sending direct mail to almost 27,000 households. “The Latino community is tired of talk and demanding action,” McClellan said. “Saying the right thing is not enough and we will be looking for action after is over.” Hector Sanchez, executive director of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, said it is not an...
  • Latino Evangelical Leaders to GOP: Legal Status for Undocumented Kids

    07/25/2013 3:31:43 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    Christian Post Reporter ^ | July 25, 2013 | Napp Nazworth
    Latino Evangelical Leaders to GOP: Legal Status for Undocumented Kids, but Not Parents, Is Unacceptable..........WASHINGTON – Immigration reform legislation that gives legal status to the children of undocumented immigrants, but not to their parents, would be unacceptable, Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, said Wednesday in a press conference that followed a meeting with Speaker of the House John Boehner and other Republican leaders. "Legal status for children, at the exclusion of the parents would be egregious," Rodriguez said. "We're pastors. We pastor families, not just children. We stand committed, without compromise, to family unification. So,...
  • Poll: Latino Illegal Immigrants Favor Dems 8-to-1

    07/23/2013 9:13:44 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Jul 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    A poll released Monday by Pew Research Center shows that Latino illegal immigrants, given the opportunity to vote, would vote Democratic at an eight-to-one clip. 31 percent of illegal immigrants of Latino descent identify themselves as Democrats, compared to just 4 percent who identify as Republicans; another 23 percent lean Democrat, compared with 15 percent who lean Republican. Over time, illegal immigrants also begin identifying with political parties. For those in the US under ten years, 26 percent identified with Democrats against 9 percent for Republicans; for those who’d been in the US for over two decades, 54 percent identified...
  • 2016 forecast: Rubio, Bush, Ryan have chance to win over 40% of Latino vote

    07/07/2013 7:38:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Latino Decision ^ | 07/07/2013 | by Matt Barreto
    While the 2016 presidential election is a full three years away many of the high profile Republican contenders are enmeshed in the immigration reform debate, and if Republicans demonstrate strong leadership on passing comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship possible candidates such as Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Paul Ryan could get strong support from Latino voters. However if Rubio, Bush or Ryan distance themselves from the immigration bill and House Republicans defeat the measure none of the GOP candidates stands to improve on the historic Romney 2012 defeat among Latinos. [Full poll results here]A new poll...
  • Sen. Tim Kaine delivers floor speech supporting immigration reform in Spanish

    06/11/2013 10:07:09 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 101 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 11, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    “I ask unanimous consent I be able to deliver a floor speech on immigration reform in Spanish.”
  • Note to GOPe: read these poll results and stop fooling yourself about ever getting Latino votes

    05/01/2013 6:17:21 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 21 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | May 1, 2013 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Republicans will never win Hispanic votes. The sooner the Grand Old Party establishment (GOPe) acknowledges this the better off this country will be. The gulf between how Republicans think Hispanics see the world; and how Hispanics actually do see the world is much too large. The only areas of general agreement between the GOPe and Hispanics are their shared disapproval of Gay “marriage” and abortion. “..these issues are about as important as whether Arbor Day will be celebrated this year, there isn’t much mileage to be gained from these small agreements. The media fueled mantra of “faith and Family” as...
  • Winning the Latino Vote: If the Democrats have the winning formula, why not copy them?

    11/27/2012 7:21:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/27/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Over the last three weeks, I think I have read most of the post-election op-eds written on the Latino vote. I have studied exit polling, read sophisticated demographic analyses, and talked to as many Latinos in my hometown as I could. The result is that I would not advise Republicans to go down the identity-politics route. I don’t wish to live in an America where Steve Lara or Bob Martinez is reduced to an anonymous “Latino” and Victor Hanson is just a “white male.” But if Republicans really believe there is a monolithic Latino vote, and if those of Hispanic...
  • What Went Wrong Last Tuesday

    11/12/2012 4:33:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Star Parker
    Disbelief is the word that defines the Republican state of mind in the wake of the 2012 re-election of President Barack Obama. The obvious questions are: “How can Americans have re-elected a president who has presided over an economy where unemployment still hovers at 8 percent ?” And, “How can Americans have re-elected a president who still doesn’t grasp that his big government policies are what have blocked our economic recovery?” The Republican Party needs to take responsibility for this disaster. Nothing in the outcome of this election is a surprise. The realities which produced these election results have been...
  • Undocumented Youth Work to Boost Latino Vote Turnout ["Corruption of The Political Process"]

    10/31/2012 7:00:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | October 31, 2012
    October 31, 2012 Undocumented Youth Work to Boost Latino Vote Turnout By MIRIAM JORDAN Thousands of illegal-immigrant youths are at the forefront of national efforts to get immigrant and Latino citizens to the polls next week, the latest demonstration of the increasingly organized and vocal group's power. In swing states like Florida, Ohio and Colorado, the young people—often referred to as Dreamers after the failed Dream Act legislation that would have offered them a path to citizenship—are running phone banks, going door to door and approaching students on college campuses to encourage voting. They also are active in California, a...
  • Obama's Spanish Language Ads

    10/27/2012 6:36:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2012 | Tom Tancredo
    In an off the record conversation with the Des Moines Register that made it on to the record, Barack Obama stated that, “Should I win a second term, a big reason I will win a second term is because the Republican nominee and the Republican Party have so alienated the fastest-growing demographic group in the country, the Latino community.” Obama, did not mention, however, what he and the Democrats will offer to the Hispanic community. To see what he thinks will animate this demographic, it is worth looking at his Spanish language ads. In September he released an ad featuring...
  • Number of Latino voters hits record high, study says

    10/26/2012 6:42:05 AM PDT · by umgud · 21 replies
    Daily Trojan ^ | 10/14/12 | valerie yu
    The number of eligible Latino voters has leapt from 19.5 million in 2008 to an unprecedented 23.7 million nationally, according to a recently released report by the Pew Research Center.
  • New Mitt Romney Ad Features Rarity: a Latino Celebrity Endorser, Paul Rodriguez

    10/19/2012 9:26:27 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    President Obama has Eva Longoria pitching his candidacy to fellow Latinos. Now, Mitt Romney has comedian Paul Rodriguez, an erstwhile Democrat who voted for Obama in 2008.
  • CNN Poll: Obama At 70% Among Latino Voters [Bush Won With 44% Latino Vote]

    10/02/2012 8:28:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | October 02, 2012
    CNN Poll: Obama At 70% Among Latino Voters (CNN) – The latest national survey of likely Latino voters shows President Barack Obama retaining a big lead over rival Mitt Romney in the key voting demographic, matching the level of support he received from Latinos in 2008. The poll also showed a majority of Latinos said the economy was a more important issue than immigration, and indicated enthusiasm among Latinos is lower than it is among non-Latino whites. (snip) Obama enjoys the backing of 70% of likely Latino voters, according to the CNN/ORC International survey, slightly higher than the 67% of...
  • Univision Exposes Massive Audience to Fast and Furious Scandal for First Time

    10/01/2012 12:11:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 1, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: ABC News/Univision: "Fast and Furious Scandal: New Details Emerge on How the U.S. Government Armed Mexican Drug Cartels." Now, none of this is gonna be new to you. But it is new to the audience of Univision. What impact, if any, it's going to have? Who knows? The authors here are Gerardo Reyes and Santiago Wills. "On January 30, 2010, a commando of at least 20 hit men parked themselves outside a birthday party of high school and college students in Villas de Salvarcar, Ciudad Juarez. "Near midnight, the assassins, later identified as hired guns for the...
  • Conservative ads in Spanish tell a different story to Hispanics

    08/20/2012 11:45:21 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 4 replies
    Polls show President Obama holds a clear advantage among Hispanic voters this year, but a new Spanish-language television ad, running in Nevada and sponsored by a conservative group, aims to peel away those supporters by arguing that his administration set records for deporting illegal immigrants. It’s a message that could backfire if it were in English — deporting illegal immigrants is a popular stance in many conservative communities. But English-speaking voters likely will never see the ad, which is running on two major Spanish-language networks in Las Vegas. The Hispanic ad market is one of the least-studied but among the...
  • Hispanic lawmakers unhappy with Charlotte contracts (heated words exchanged about RAT convention)

    08/05/2012 2:45:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/03/12 | ANNA PALMER
    Hispanic lawmakers unhappy with Charlotte contractsBy ANNA PALMER | 8/3/12 1:20 PM EDT Hispanic lawmakers are peeved at the Democratic National Convention Committee for not hiring more Latino-owned businesses for next month’s convention. Upset over the lack of contracts, Hispanic lawmakers exchanged heated words Wednesday with a top DNCC official in a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill. Afterward, Rep. Joe Baca (D-Calif.) suggested that DNCC Chief Executive Steve Kerrigan should be fired if things don’t improve. If the situation isn’t rectified, “there will be a recommendation that the person who is in charge will not be in charge,” Baca told...
  • Tea Party Favorite Wins Texas Runoff

    07/31/2012 7:12:36 PM PDT · by lbryce · 59 replies
    New Yotk Times ^ | July 31, 2012 | ERIK ECKHOLM
    HOUSTON — Ted Cruz, an insurgent backed by the Tea Party, defeated the candidate favored by Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday in a runoff election for the Republican Senate nomination that revealed a wide rift in Texas between the party establishment and restless, anti-incumbent activists on the right. With the come-from-behind victory, he is heavily favored to win the Senate seat being vacated in November by Kay Bailey Hutchison and appears likely to become a star of the national conservative movement. Mr. Cruz, 41, is the latest conservative rebel to bring down an established party leader, tapping into simmering anger...
  • Bill Richardson: I’m “afraid” of Marco Rubio

    07/31/2012 7:05:15 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 36 replies
    Univision News ^ | July 30, 2012 | EMILY DERUY
    Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says that he is afraid of Marco Rubio’s ability to cut into President Obama’s Latino support. Richardson, a Mexican-American who ran against Obama in 2008 for the Democratic presidential nomination, said that the freshman Florida senator is one of the Republican Party’s fastest-rising stars who could make the GOP more appealing to Latino voters both in this election and in future ones.
  • USDA moves to end questionable food stamps ads after criticism

    07/13/2012 3:12:40 PM PDT · by RitaOK · 13 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 13 July, 2012 | Judson Berger
    The Spanish-language radio ads composed a 10-part miniseries called "Hope Park." In it, the characters were shown persistently trying to convince a character named "Diana" to go on food stamps -- known these days as SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- even though her husband works and she doesn't think she needs it. "I don't need help from anyone," Diana says in Episode 4. "My husband makes enough to take care of us." But her friends are persistent, and by Episode 10 Diana is enrolled and singing the program's praises.
  • Obama widens lead among swing-state Latinos

    06/22/2012 2:13:55 PM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 27 replies
    President Barack Obama has widened his considerable lead over Mitt Romney among registered Latino voters in five key swing states, according to a new poll of 2,000 voters by Latino Decisions and the pro-immigration reform advocacy group America's Voice. Obama enjoys the biggest lead among Latino voters in Arizona, 74 percent of whom say they favor the president over Romney. On average, Obama is leading Romney 63 to 27 percent among Latinos in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Virginia. Analysts estimate that Romney would need at least 40 percent of the Latino vote overall to win the general election, although...
  • Obama to address Latino leaders a day after Romney

    06/22/2012 7:38:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    AP via Google News ^ | June 22, 2012 | By JIM KUHNHENN
    (AP) — President Barack Obama is basking in the aftermath of his breakthrough directive on illegal immigration and pressing his jobs agenda before a meeting of Hispanic leaders, one day after they gave a cool reception to GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney and his newly softened stance on immigration. The president was to speak to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials on Friday near Orlando, his first speech to a Hispanic group since he decreed that many young illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children would be exempted from deportation and granted work permits valid...
  • Zogby: Obama Facing 'Serious Crack' in His Youth Base

    06/06/2012 2:06:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 06 Jun 2012 12:35 PM | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter
    Respected pollster John Zogby tells Newsmax that the younger voters who massively supported Barack Obama in 2008 could now be a “serious crack” in his base going into the November election. Zogby says his most recent polls show Obama essentially tied with Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Analyzing the presidential race among several demographic groups, he says in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV:Obama right now in his favor is doing very well among Latinos and is likely to do very well among Latino voters. They not only were critical to him in 2008, but we’re expecting two million more Latino voters...
  • It Begins… Far Left Thugs Beat Homeowner For Not Allowing Dem’s Signs In His Yard

    06/04/2012 9:54:14 AM PDT · by massmike · 66 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 06/04/2012 | Jim Hoft
    Officials with the Taos Police Department say they are still working to get to the bottom of the alleged beating of a Taos landowner over the removal of political signs from in front of his property. In an interview with The Taos News Friday, property owner Roy Cunnyngham and his wife Joni recounted the events when they returned home, across from Casa los Córdovas May 1. According to the police report filed the same day, Eighth Judicial District Court judge candidate Ernestina Cruz was having a “meet and greet” event at Plaza de Colores. At the same time, across the...
  • Poll: Latino voters overwhelmingly support Obama

    03/05/2012 12:21:29 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 100 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | March 5, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    Latino voters overwhelmingly support President Obama over any of the potential GOP candidates, according to a Fox News Latino poll released on Monday. In a head-to-head match-up against President Obama, none of the Republican candidates polled hire than 14 percent among Latinos. Additionally, 73 percent said they approved of the job the president has been doing, well above Gallup’s national average of 45 percent. And 58 percent said they approved of the president’s handling of the economy, which is by far the most important issue in the 2012 election. Obama also wins a plurality among Latinos that supported Sen. John...
  • Republican National Committee to woo Latinos

    01/23/2012 8:58:48 AM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/23/12 | Carla Marinucci, Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Political Writers
    With former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's robust South Carolina primary win injecting a new uncertainty into the contest for the GOP presidential nomination, the campaign battleground now moves to Florida and Nevada - where Latinos, the nation's fastest-growing electorate, wield increasing clout. Even before his win, Gingrich's campaign was competing hard for Latino support against GOP front-runner Mitt Romney. The Gingrich team sent out Spanish-language e-mails to Cuban pro-democracy activists in Florida over the weekend and aired ads in Spanish attempting to define the former Massachusetts governor as anti-immigrant and too closely tied to Cuba's leaders, brothers Fidel and Raul...