Friday, October 25th, 2013

Rep. Raul Ruiz, a doctor, helps ill passenger on flight

By Suzanne Gamboa, NBCLatino On an early morning flight back to his district, Democratic Rep. Raul Ruiz had to shift to his expertise as an emergency room doctor to help a fellow passenger on his flight. Ruiz was en route to Palm Springs, Calif. heading through Texas when a male passenger passed out twice on board

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Thomas E. Perez Expected to Face Tough Questions over Past Record

By Latinovations During his confirmation hearing today, Secretary of Labor nominee Thomas E. Perez is expected to face tough questions from Republican critics about his tenure as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Perez’s actions...

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Latinos in the 113th Congress

By Silvia Manzano, Latinovations The 113th Congress includes a record number of thirty-eight Latinos elected officials. These notable numbers have both policy and political implications for the future of Latino politics in the United States.  First though,...

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Sylvia Romo Wants To Be The First, Best Latina U.S. Rep From TX

Sylvia Romo should be preparing for retirement, instead, she’s campaigning as the Democratic candidate for the 35th district of Texas. The long-time tax assessor-collector of Bexar County and former state house rep said that the opportunity to...

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Outgoing Hispanic Congressional Chair: There’s Still Lots To Do

San Antonio, Texas — Outgoing Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair and Texas Congressman Charlie Gonzalez is currently working on a graceful exit, given that he has chosen not to seek reelection, but he is still focused on the...

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Law Firm Sues Over José Hernández’s “Astronaut” Title

By Paul Adams Having conquered the agricultural fields of California and the infinite black abyss of space, José Hernández is now taking his talents to the grinding media battlefield of politics. And after announcing his decision to...

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Ciro Rodriguez Says He’s The Fighter South Texas Needs

San Antonio, Texas — Ciro Rodriguez spent time during the 1990s and early 2000s serving the people of South Texas in Congress as a Democrat, and most recently lost his seat in 2010 to Republican Francisco “Quico”...

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

CA’s José Hernández’s Congressional Platform: Jobs And Ed

San Diego, California — Migrant farmworker-turned-astronaut José Hernández is running for Congress as a Democrat in the 10th district of California on a very simple platform: “Jobs, jobs, jobs and education,” he told NewsTaco recently at the...

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

AZ Senate Candidate Richard Carmona Talks Immigration, Jobs

Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona is running as a Democrat for Senate in Arizona because, as he told NewsTaco, he hopes to use his unique set of experiences to bring practical solutions to his state. He told...

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Navajo Congressional Candidate Focused On Jobs In Arizona

Wenona Benally Baldenegro  would be the first Navajo woman to serve in Congress  if elected to congressional district 1,  in 2012. The district encompasses Flagstaff, as well as 11 Indian tribes. We spoke to Benally Baldenegro recently,...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Latino Congress Candidate Wants Prosperity Along The Border

Pete Gallego describes his decision to run for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas as a personal one. “Me decía mi abuela que uno no puede quejar si no quiere participar. Frankly, I got tired of complaining.”...

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Apathy For 2012 Elections Is High, Except Among Youth

By Dustin Mendus Americans are dreading the 2012 elections. A new Gallup poll proves it, noting that seven out of 10 Americans just want the 2012 Presidential Campaign over already. The feelings are not partisan or gender-biased, either. It...

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Joaquin Castro’s San Antonio Strategy

San Antonio, Texas — Congressional Candidate Joaquín Castro has had a busy week. Just a few days ago he was campaigning in the newly created 35th congressional district, hoping a federal court map would settle any potential...

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes And My First Campaign Event

By Rebecca Soto El Paso, Texas — Congressman Silvestre Reyes, of the 16th District in Texas, launched his campaign in El Paso over the weekend, on November 11 with a crowd of supporters. To me, everything about...

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