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Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Could Texas Go Blue This November?

*Earlier this year the thought of Texas turning blue was a distant goal for state Democrats. Demography showed it was inevitable, just not this year. Donald Trump has changed things and the possibility of a blue Texas by November is real. VL By Alex Samuels, Texas Tribune (1.5 minute read) A new Washington Post-SurveyMonkey poll shows Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

The politics of American history

*Which great America is Trump talking about? The same one Michelle Obama mentioned, when slaves built mansions? Or the one Eva Longoria spoke of, of Texas-Mexicanos nine generations past? VL By Aaron Sanchez, Commentary & Cuentos (6...

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Clinton-linked Latino group has email hacked

*Funny thing, the Latino Victory Project emailed people to tell them about the email hack . . . They wrote: don’t open our email. VL By Rebecca Saransky, The Hill A Latino political advocacy group with links...

Friday, August 5th, 2016

For Hillary: This is what you should have told Latinos

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco I fully intend for Hillary Clinton to read this. I know how these things work. Some of you will share this on social media, and it’ll ripple across networks and find its way...

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Hillary Clinton on taking Latino voters seriously

Aiugust 5, 2016. NAHJ/NABJ UNITY Congference   Lori Montenegro Does the Democratic party, does your campaign take Latino voters seriously or are you talking them for granted that they would automatically vote democratic? Hillary Clinton I take...

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Pro-Clinton Group Targets Latinos With Six-Figure Ad In Battleground States

*So now it’s getting serious, right? Six figure media buy to target Latinos in swing states? VL By Laura Barron-Lopez, Huffington Post Latino Voices (1 minute read)  WASHINGTON ― Priorities USA, a pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC, is launching...

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Insiders game-out Clinton’s Cabinet

*This is good for all you inside baseball watchers. Clinton insiders are already vying for position in her inner circle. There are many names mentioned, only one Latino. It’s not because of a lack of  talent or...

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

It’s official: Tim Kaine is Hillary Clinton’s point man for Latino outreach

*First off, I don’t know where Quartz gets off on pronouncing something “official.” Second, they base their pronouncement on the fact that Kaine “competed with a number of ethnic Latino frontrunners” and speaks adequate Spanish on the...

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Does Tim Kaine’s Spanish matter? No, until it does.

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Tim Kaine spoke Spanish and will continue to speak Spanish because he can. Read into it what you will. Does it matter? Yes, until it doesn’t. And no, until it does. So why is...

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Warren, Kaine, Castro on shortlist as Clinton’s VP search intensifies

*The Democratic convention is a mere 5 weeks away, and Julián Castro is still on the Veep shortlist. What do you think, is  it real, for show, does Castro have chance? VL By Associated Press/Chicago Tribune  (6 minute...

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Follow the polls at your own peril

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2.5 minute read) If the presidential election were a real horse race the ponies would be running along the back stretch right about now. There’s still plenty of track ahead of them and...

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Two Videos Reveal Stark Contrasts in How Clinton and Trump Appeal to Hispanics

*The difference is noticeable. Trump’s first address to a Latino group is on a hand-held mobile device, in his jet, with terrible audio and his usual shoot-from-the-hip rambling. It comes across as an afterthought. Clinton was highly...

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Mexico’s Elite Might Just Favor Trump

*He says Mexico’s elite doesn’t like Hillary because she ignored Mexico when she was Secretary of State. They’ve got a point there, but Trump? Apparently Trumpism fits well with Mexico’s long history of classism. VL By Louis...

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Will Hispanic Millennials Vote?

*Boomer parents, millennial kids, Hillary v Bernie, it happens in the Latino community as well. VL By Pricilla Alvarez, The Atlantic (2 minute read) The Hispanic population is looking young. Millennials make up roughly a quarter of...

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