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  • 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...
  • How to win the 2012 election?

    10/05/2011 4:17:41 PM PDT · by Righting · 7 replies
    Howe to win the 2012 election?Latino voteA. One of the most crucial votes is the Latino. They are divided into three main camps, 1. Mexicans [the largest block] and, 2. Cubans [most successful], Puerto-Ricans [are actually American citizens, yet, still have a certain pride, Obama knew what he was doing when he visited that island] 4. other Latinos. One of the deepest [inner Latino-Americano] friction is the Cuban-Mexican. Mexicans are usually allied with other central-Americans (despite their intra-hatred back home). Cubans and the 'Cuban issue' is still playing towards pro-Republicans, whereas "mainstream" Latino -unfortunately- sees the right as an "enemy"....
  • GOP & Univision tangle over Rubio story‎

    10/05/2011 3:43:05 PM PDT · by Righting · 3 replies
    WTSP 10 News ^ | Oct 5, 2011
    A report over the weekend said that Univision tried to strong-arm Senator ... Republicans have long loathed NBC/MSNBC for perceived bias as have Democrats ...
  • Michele Bachmann: Obama ‘Has Failed the African American Community;’ ‘Has Failed the Hispanic...

    06/20/2011 12:01:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/20/11 | Terrence P Jeffrey
    Pointing to double-digit unemployment rates among African Americans and Hispanics, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R.-Minn.) said on Friday that President Barack Obama “has failed” both these communities. “This president has failed the Hispanic community. He has failed the African-American community,” said Bachmann. “He has failed us all when it comes to jobs.” Bachmann, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination for 2012, made the remarks at the “Republican Leadership Conference” held in New Orleans over the weekend. Other Republican presidential contenders—including Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul and Herman Cain—also spoke at the event, as did Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who...
  • We Are Dems, We Accept The Bible: Rep Diaz Leads Hispanics in Bronx Rally Against Gay Marriage

    05/18/2011 10:27:09 AM PDT · by Pacothecat · 23 replies
    Not The Main Stream Media Narrative: We Are Democrats- We Accept The Bible: NY Dem Rep Ruben Diaz Leads Hispanics in Bronx Rally Against Gay Marriage http://www.theblaze.com/stories/not-the-main-stream-media-narrative-we-are-democrats-we-accept-the-bible-ny-dem-rep-ruben-diaz-leads-hispanics-in-bronx-rally-against-gay-marriage/
  • Blacks, Latinos cool off

    04/29/2011 6:13:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | April 29, 2011 | By Clarence Lusane
    The White House must draw the right conclusions from recent dismal polls. President Barack Obama's popularity is at its lowest point since taking office. A Gallup poll has him at a 41 percent approval rating. Although other polls have him closer to 45 percent, none is encouraging. What the Obama team really needs to worry about -- ignored by most analysts -- is the drop in support from black and Latino voters. In January 2010, he had a 92 percent approval rating from blacks; now it's 85 percent. Back then, Latinos gave him a 65 percent approval rating; now it's...
  • Obama still popular among Latino voters: survey

    04/11/2011 12:25:56 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 33 replies
    Xinhua ^ | April 11, 2011 | Xinhua
    LOS ANGELES, April 11 (Xinhua) -- President Barack Obama's approval rate is still high among Latino voters more than two years after he took office, according to a survey published on Monday. Among Latino voters surveyed, 73 percent said they either strongly approved or somewhat approved of the job Obama was doing, said the poll jointly conducted by impreMedia and Latino Decisions, two non-profit consultancy groups. Regarding the 2012 election, 41 percent said they were certain to vote for Obama, 14 percent said they would vote for Obama but could change their mind, 10 percent were undecided but leaning towards...
  • Poll: Latino voters increasingly support Obama

    02/24/2011 8:02:33 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 87 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 2/22/2011 | CINDY CARCAMO
    resident Barack Obama seems to have fallen short on economic and immigration promises he made to Latino voters before he was elected. Still, his approval ratings among Latino voters increased to 70 percent after falling as low as 57 percent in June 2010 in a Gallup poll, according to La Opinión. The Spanish-language newspaper cited a poll conducted by its parent company ImpreMedia and Latino Decisions, a research group that focuses on issues facing Latinos. In 2008, Obama garnered 67 percent of the Latino votes, according to La Opinión. The same poll also concluded that Latino voters would not automatically...
  • Jeb Bush: GOP needs to reach out to Latinos now

    01/13/2011 8:47:59 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 65 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 13, 2011 | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ AP Hispanic Affairs Writer
    MIAMI — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told a Republican gathering Thursday evening that the time is now to connect better with Latino voters, not two months before the general election. Bush is co-chairing a conference Friday of the new Hispanic Action Network, part of the GOP's latest efforts to forge ties with the growing number of Latino voters. The conference will focus on trade, immigration, media outreach and education. "Typically what happens in politics is you're working hard and you say, 'Oh gosh, we better start working at campaigning in the Hispanic community,' and it's like Sept. 15," he...
  • California went its own way: Strength of the Latino vote is a key factor

    11/04/2010 11:23:59 AM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 76 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 4, 2010 | Cathleen Decker
    In one declarative night, California on Tuesday confirmed its status as a political world unto itself, zigging determinedly Democratic while most of the rest of the country zagged Republican. Voters not only restored the governor's office to Democratic hands, they may have given Democrats a sweep of statewide offices, though uncounted ballots could still shift one race. Driving much of the success — and distancing the state from the national GOP tide, according to exit polls — was a surge in Latino voters. They made up 22% of the California voter pool, a record tally that mortally wounded many Republicans....
  • Nevada Senate race turns uglier with Hispanic ad

    10/19/2010 9:14:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | October 19, 2010 | Cristina Silva (Associated Press)
    LAS VEGAS – A Republican campaign urging Latinos not to vote was yanked from the airwaves Tuesday amid an outcry from Democrats that it was a dirty trick against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in his hotly contested race against Republican Sharron Angle. Reid sought to link the ad to Angle as the ad drew a harsh rebuke from President Barack Obama, Hispanic leaders and candidates from both parties in Nevada. Angle's opponents also pounced on the tea party favorite for her comments to Hispanic high school students that "some of you look a little more Asian to me."
  • Fiorina courts Latinos in California Senate race

    06/26/2010 6:52:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 90 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 26, 2010 | JULIET WILLIAMS
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina launched a new effort Saturday to reach out to Latino voters, unveiling a Spanish-language website with supporters at a Hispanic-owned catering company. But her chief endorsement at Saturday's event, former U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, has sharply different views from Fiorina on controversial immigration issues, including Arizona's new law and offering a path to legalization for those already in the United States illegally.
  • Carly Fiorina just lost the Latino vote in the California Senate race (BS editorial)

    04/30/2010 4:17:40 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies · 841+ views
    In a grilling of an interview by Wolf Blitzer on CNN's The Situation Room, Carly Florina, running against U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer in an election battle for Boxer's California seat in The Senate, said that she understood and supports Arizona's controversial illegal immigration law.
  • Governor Brewer Grilled At Latino Event

    04/23/2010 11:49:01 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 56 replies · 1,238+ views
    KPHO.Com ^ | April 22, 2010 | Pat McReynolds
    PHOENIX -- Gov. Jan Brewer could not have appeared before a more determined crowd Thursday night, in its opposition to the new immigration enforcement bill. “Governor, we ask, no we respectfully demand that you veto senate bill 1070,” said Erica Gonzalez-Melendez from the podium. She is the Chairwoman of the Board for Chicanos Por La Causa, a very powerful Latino community organization. Before the governor could even get into the hall for the CPLC anniversary dinner, she faced a gauntlet of protesters outside the Sheraton in downtown Phoenix. But the ballroom may have offered even less comfort. “What sits before...
  • Dem to Obama: Push immigration or I’ll tell Latino voters to stay home

    04/20/2010 8:21:35 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 72 replies · 1,603+ views
    The Hill ^ | 04/20/10 | Russell Berman and Bob Cusack
    A congressman from the president’s home state is threatening that he will urge Latino voters to stay home this November if the Democratic Party does not make a concerted effort to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (Ill.) is arguably President Barack Obama’s biggest Democratic critic in Congress. And he’s not fond of Obama’s top advisers at the White House, either. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) member has strongly criticized the administration’s policy on deportation and questioned its commitment to far-reaching reform. Some Democrats have felt little urgency in pursuing the controversial issue, partly because they see no risk...
  • Latinos say their votes could tip 40 congressional races (SEIU, La Raza warn McCain, GOP on amnesty)

    02/08/2010 6:55:23 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 99 replies · 2,061+ views
    McClatchy ^ | 2010-02-08 | William Douglas
    WASHINGTON -- Failing to overhaul the nation's immigration system, currently a backburner issue for Congress and President Barack Obama, could play a pivotal role in key mid-term election races in November, according to a new study on Latino voting patterns. The report by America's Voice, which supports comprehensive new immigration policies, says revising the laws is the defining issue for Latino voters. The report says that progress - or the lack thereof - in revamping immigration laws and regulations could affect as many as 40 congressional races in areas with sizeable Latino populations, including the re-election bids of Senate Majority...
  • U.S. Jews and Latinos form unlikely bond over immigration policy

    01/31/2010 1:15:48 PM PST · by ruination · 65 replies · 1,079+ views
    The Forward ^ | January 27, 2010 | Nathan Guttman
    Even as health care reform twists in the wind, immigration policy looms as the next big political debate — and Hispanics and Jews are moving to the forefront in a burgeoning political alliance. The next three months are seen as critical in the fight for immigration reform, but the weakening of the Democrats’ grip on Congress with the recent loss of a key Massachusetts Senate seat does not bode well for the passage of reform legislation. The Jewish-Latino alliance on immigration issues builds on the heritage and experience of the Jewish community and on the enthusiasm and urgent needs of...
  • State GOP tries to steal Dems' fire over water

    10/19/2009 7:51:30 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 843+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/19/9 | Joe Garofoli
    California Republicans are seeing political gold in California's water problems, hoping to steal the issue from Democrats and win support from one of that party's key constituencies - Latinos. GOP leaders have put water atop their agenda for next year's statewide campaigns. They are expanding voter-registration efforts in the drought-stricken Central Valley, where unemployment is high and food banks are busy, and encouraging candidates to reach out to Latino voters hit hard by the recession. The strategy was distilled on a 5-foot-high banner at the Republican voter registration table in front of a Walmart store in Dinuba (Tulare County) in...
  • Losing the Latino Vote [former Bush advisor calls amnesty opponents "extremists"] [hurl]

    10/07/2009 11:26:33 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies · 1,246+ views
    In the Long Run, the GOP Must Be Inclusive. BY MICHAEL GERSON Mel Martinez's recent resignation from the U.S. Senate was for personal and family reasons. But the departure of the Republican Party's most visible Hispanic leader crackles with political symbolism. Martinez does not consider himself disillusioned, but he is "frustrated." "There are lots of Hispanics to the right of you and me on immigration," he told me, "but they think, 'Republicans just don't like us.' " Martinez makes clear that a number of his Senate colleagues were "conservative, but not inflammatory." Other elected Republicans, however, made "pretty divisive use...
  • La Raza: "If the American people found out..."

    06/30/2009 4:43:45 PM PDT · by Main Street · 40 replies · 2,301+ views
    Doug Ross Journal ^ | June 27, 2009 | Doug Ross
    "Suzanne", a female caller to Mark Levin's show on June 25th, revealed the ominous secret of the Democrat health care reform effort. "I want to tell you that last week I attended a conference on health care reform sponsored by La Raza. And I will tell you that what they had to say, Mark, is scarier than anything that's been said so far on the health care plan. The kind of comments that were made and the notes that I took... they started the conference out by saying "America does not need health care reform, but Latino immigrants need health...
  • Latino-rights activist Nativo Lopez charged with voter fraud

    06/25/2009 11:01:32 AM PDT · by South40 · 7 replies · 687+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 6/25/2009 | Martin Wisckol
    Longtime Latino rights activist and former Santa Ana school board chairman Nativo Lopez has been charged with four felony counts of voter fraud and a warrant has been issued for his arrest, according to this announcement by Secretary of State Debra Bowen. Bowen’s office worked in collaboration with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, which has charged Lopez with fraudulent voter registration, fraudulent document filing, perjury and fraudulent voting. The charges stem from Lopez allegedly registering to vote using an office address in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles although he lived with his family in Orange County,...