Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

New Hampshire Sets Up Nevada’s Latinos to Shape White House Race

*   By Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News Donald Trump’s win in New Hampshire served notice to Latino voters that his candidacy is alive and well, along with the anti-Mexican rhetoric on which he established his run for the White House. After being slightly subdued by his second-place finish in Iowa, Trump sealed his front-runner status

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

*Language, distrust of government officials, the high use of cell phones and low voter participation makes polling Latinos more difficult and less accurate than traditional polling methods. But, as in so many news stories about Latinos, this...

Monday, February 8th, 2016

New Hampshire’s Latino community may be small, but could be decisive in primary

* By Andrew O’Reilly, Fox News Latino NASHUA, N.H. –  Walking down the stretch of West Hollis St. between Vine and Palm streets in this small, industrial New England city feels very much like walking through a...

Monday, February 8th, 2016

The Republican ‘Elefante’ in the Room

* By Victoria DeFrqancesco Soto, NBC News    

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Latinos will be crucial to keeping Clinton’s national lead over Sanders, experts say

* So the question is, can Bernie attract enough Latino voters to take the edge off of Hillary’s “inevitability?” VL By Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News Latino With Sen. Bernie Sanders giving Hillary Clinton stiffer competition than many...

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Latino Turnout in Iowa Demands Attention From Campaigns, Experts Say

*”Latinos will turn out when they’re asked to vote.” The results of the efforts in Iowa prove that fact. But it isn’t a new idea. That’s been the formula for successful Latino voter mobilization for decades. What’s...

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

2016 electorate will be the most diverse in U.S. history

*Lot’s of numbers in this peiece, but numbers tell stories. “There are 10.7 million more eligible voters today than there were in 2012. More than two-thirds of net growth in the U.S. electorate during this time has...

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

The Winner of Last Night’s Iowa Caucus was Julián Castro

*Really? You think so? I understand the premise, but doesn’t imagining a Castro VP slot reduce him to a piece on a political chess board? The narrative becomes an “if-then” proposition and we go back to the...

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Ted Cruz, reluctant Latino trailblazer

*The fact that Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have gone farther than any other Latino presidential candidate gives them the title of trailblazer. It’s the “Latino” identity part that complicates matters. They’re both of Cuban descent, so...

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Citizen or Immigrant, Latinas May Have to Sign Up for Military Draft

*6,500 women turn 18 every day.  vAS i t stands today, only men are required to register with the U.S. Selective Service. That could change now that all combat roles have been open to women. But that...

Friday, January 29th, 2016

How Did They Do? Latino Panel Weighs In On Republican Debate

*Did you watch? What did you think? The usual reaction is to put these debates in terms of who won and who didn’t. A big part of the punditry thinks is was a livelier, more substantive debate because...

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Millennial and first-time Latino voters look to make big impact in 2016 elections

*Latino millennials are getting a big share of the media attention. It’s a story of potential because the first votes have yet to be cast this primary season. Many organizations and campaigns have placed big bets on...

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Opinion: What’s the Matter with Iowa? Mucho!

*I’ve been asking the same question. Iowa is overwhelmingly white, where mostly evangelicals vote, it’s rural and it’s first to have primary in presidential election years. The point is that Iowa is unlike the res of th...

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

2016 is forcing immigration activists to tear up their old playbook

*I get the premise of this story – that DREAMers have been scooped-up by the presidential campaigns because . . . Trump. But it’s not necessarily a bad thing. The move is  giving these young Latin@ activists...

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