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  • Donald Trump plans minority voter outreach

    08/24/2016 6:05:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Tal Kopan, Sara Murray and Jim Acosta,
    Donald Trump's campaign is planning a concerted effort to reach out to minority voters and shed the perception by some that he is racist, part of a reset for his campaign sparked by bringing in new leadership. A senior Trump adviser characterized the strategy as "part of an ongoing conversation" and said the campaign is "looking forward." As first reported by The Washington Post, the campaign is planning to make trips to diverse and urban areas and focus on an economic and job-centric theme. Some of the effort has already been evident.
  • Trump meets with Hispanic leaders in New York City

    08/20/2016 3:10:34 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 26 replies
    Trump meets with Hispanic leaders in New York City
  • MIA For Trump: The Spanish-Speaking Mormons Who Did Hispanic Outreach For Romney

    08/16/2016 1:30:14 PM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | August 16, 2016 | Adrian Carrasquillo and McKay Coppins
    They came in buses, from Utah and elsewhere, excited to help elect Mitt Romney in 2012. Spanish-speaking Mormon volunteers — former missionaries at ease making phone calls, knocking doors, and pitching strangers on the street — were a unique resource for the Republican nominee in the key southwest swing states. In East Las Vegas, a Latino working-class neighborhood where the Romney campaign opened the first Republican office, around 10% of the volunteers were Spanish-speaking Mormons, according to former Romney aides. Outreach efforts in Colorado were similarly infused with bilingual Latter-day Saints. Romney’s hardline immigration stance made the candidate a tough...
  • Journalists applaud Clinton at event

    08/05/2016 5:40:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Aug. 5, 2016 | Joe Concha
    Applause from members of the media was heard throughout Hillary Clinton's address Friday to a joint convention of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in Washington, D.C. The event, attended by more than 1,500 journalists, discourages applause from journalists during speeches by political candidates. Before Clinton's appearance, conference staffers went around the room reminding people that it's inappropriate for journalists to give politicians standing ovations.Republican nominee Donald Trump was also invited to attend, but declined. Clinton's remarks included taking shots at her opponent.
  • Support for Trump is More Diverse Than You Think

    08/01/2016 11:29:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Independent Voter Project ^ | August 1, 2016 | Marisa Gomez
    Donald Trump’s fan base looks different from what you might imagine. Some characterize Trump supporters as caucasian men, likely living on a farm in rural Wyoming. However, Trump support is quite diverse. Despite some of the comments we have heard from Trump and the media’s response, women and minorities do not always shy away from the candidate. Trump has support from individuals of every demographic. Trump does not lead in the polls with any of these groups. Women and minorities are not his strong suit, but many still plan to cast a ballot for him in November. A pre-convention poll...
  • Hacked Emails Show The DNC Consider Hispanics as Nothing More than a “Target Consumer”

    07/23/2016 1:40:20 PM PDT · by orchestra · 35 replies
    Truth Feed ^ | 7/23/2016 | Amy Moreno
    In yet another insulting and damning email released by Wikileaks, as part of their series called “Hillary Leaks,” where they’re releasing hacked emails from approximately seven high-ranking DNC officials, the Democrats continue with their callous portrayal of Hispanics. In the email below, Democrats refer to Hispanics like mindless target consumers rather than a group of people with diverse needs and a depth of knowledge on issues that affect their lives.
  • After all that's happened, Trump fares no worse with Hispanic voters than Romney or McCain

    07/11/2016 7:45:10 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11 Jul 2016 | Byron York
    How many bad moments has Donald Trump had with Hispanic voters? From Mexican rapists to build-a-wall to Judge Gonzalo Curiel, many Republican insiders view Trump as a one-man wrecking crew, a disaster of unprecedented proportions, when it it comes to the GOP's outreach to Latinos. Perhaps. But right now, after all the problems Trump has had with Hispanic voters, a new poll shows him performing at roughly the recent Republican norm — and no worse than the last two GOP presidential nominees. A new poll from Pew Research Center found Hillary Clinton with a whopping 42-point lead over Trump among...
  • The lonely lives of Latinos for Trump

    06/26/2016 11:08:48 AM PDT · by orchestra · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/26/2016 | Darren Samuelsohn
    MIAMI — Lifelong friends unfriend them on Facebook. Siblings and parents refuse to talk politics. Their kids are home from college stoked about the socialist Bernie Sanders. Sure, their candidate may love them and be three weeks away from becoming the GOP presidential nominee. But it still isn’t easy being a Latino for Donald Trump. From the get-go, with his big campaign announcement splash about Mexican immigrants being rapists and criminals, to his more recent broadside against a federal judge of Mexican heritage, the billionaire Republican’s incendiary rhetoric has made life more than a little complicated for many of his...
  • This Hispanic Billionaire UNLEASHED On Trump Haters

    06/11/2016 12:04:03 PM PDT · by orchestra · 23 replies
    Yesimright.com ^ | 6/10/2016 | Elvin Bartley
    (Full title):This Hispanic Billionaire UNLEASHED On Trump Haters, Says “Who Else Would You Have In A F**king Foxhole?” If you ask liberals about Trump’s popularity with Hispanics, they’ll tell you that Trump is a racist that will never, ever get Hispanic support. Of course, we know that it’s BS, because we have countless evidence of overwhelming Hispanic support of Donald Trump. (Video at link: language alert)
  • I’m voting for Donald Trump, so I went to see him speak. Protesters broke my nose.

    06/10/2016 12:29:03 PM PDT · by NRx · 44 replies
    WaPo ^ | 06-10-2016 | Juan Hernandez
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Last Thursday, I left work about 5 p.m. and drove to the San Jose Convention Center to hear Donald Trump speak. I’ve been voting for conservative candidates for 15 years and a registered Republican since 2015. Now that the general election is underway, I believe Trump is the best candidate to fix our country’s many problems, and I believe he’s going to be the next commander in chief. So I was excited to hear him, and to show my support. Walking into the rally with a friend, I was a little wary: Trump’s speech to the...
  • A growing number of vocal Hispanic minority speaking out in favor of Trump

    05/28/2016 10:07:48 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    AP via Fox News Latino ^ | May 28, 2016/
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump piñatas — clashing with police, at times — to protest the Republican presidential contender's hard line approach to immigration. Yet far from the protests, an increasingly vocal Hispanic minority is speaking out in favor of the brash billionaire. They are backing Trump even in the face of resentment and suspicion from friends and family, who are among the overwhelming majority of non-white voters opposed to the New York businessman's candidacy. "I'm not ashamed to vote for Trump. I'd just rather...
  • Some Hispanics Face Ridicule Over Support for Trump

    05/28/2016 9:51:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 28, 2016 | Steve Peoples & Jill Colvin
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump piñatas - clashing with police, at times - to protest the Republican presidential contender's hard line approach to immigration. Yet far from the protests, an increasingly vocal Hispanic minority is speaking out in favor of the brash billionaire. They are backing Trump even in the face of resentment and suspicion from friends and family, who are among the overwhelming majority of non-white voters opposed to the New York businessman's candidacy...
  • John McCain Concedes the GOP May Have Lost Hispanics

    03/22/2016 9:36:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | March 22, 2016 | Pema Levy
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., appears to have conceded that the Republican Party has alienated Hispanic voters and will have to rely increasingly on white voters to win in November. . . McCain will face off against several Republican primary challengers in August. Polls show McCain currently tied with his general election opponent, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.).
  • Juntos con Marco: Rubio Ads Appeal to Florida Latinos in Spanish

    03/13/2016 8:16:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 12, 2016 | Nick Corsaniti
    In testimonials, a young man, older woman and old man call Mr. Rubio "our pride" and an "hombre honesto," and say that "with our help, Marco will get to the White House." Mr. Rubio, surrounded by his wife and children, is shown delivering his stump speech fluently in his family's native language. The subtext is just as clear: We are in this together, and our mission is to help Mr. Rubio so he can help us.
  • Hispanic Republicans Like Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Better Than Donald Trump

    03/12/2016 7:39:49 PM PST · by Steelfish · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 12, 2016 | Philip Bump
    Hispanic Republicans Like Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Better By Philip Bump March 12 The Washington Post and Univision News asked Hispanic voters which 2016 presidential candidates they prefer, which issues matter to them and whether they think the country is on the right track. Here's how they responded. (Sarah Parnass/The Washington Post) Donald Trump has regularly insisted that, despite his rhetoric about illegal immigrants, he would win the support of Hispanic voters in a general election. This argument was bolstered by the results of the voting in Nevada, where he won nearly half the Latino vote, according to entrance...
  • Gallup: Trump Has a Major Image Problem With Hispanics

    03/12/2016 11:44:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    Gallup ^ | 03/11/2016 | Frank Newport
    Trump has 12% favorable, 77% unfavorable image among HispanicsTrump has become better known, but more disliked since summerRubio, Kasich and Cruz have much more positive images among Hispanics PRINCETON, N.J. -- Presidential candidate Donald Trump has a major image problem among U.S. Hispanics, with 77% saying they view him unfavorably and just 12% viewing him favorably. This gives Trump by far the most negative image among Hispanics of any of the four Republican candidates. He also has a much more negative image among Hispanics than the two Democratic candidates.This latest update is based on Gallup Daily tracking data collected...
  • 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.
  • Ann Coulter: Rubio Running 'Anti-White Men Campaign'

    02/20/2016 6:51:47 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Greg Richter
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is running an "anti-white men campaign" in his quest for the GOP presidential nomination, says conservative author and pundit Ann Coulter. Rubio, whose parents are from Cuba, said in a CNN town hall event on Wednesday that he was taunted in his youth over his ethnicity, and told the story of a friend who is black and a police officer who has been pulled over multiple times, though he never is given a ticket. (SNIP) The only law enforcement officers Rubio likes are in the Village People. - https://t.co/GP7BCE6IVU — Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 20, 2016...
  • Conservative Hispanics pressure GOP laggards to drop out (they're not conservative)

    02/20/2016 7:17:58 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    politico.com ^ | 2/19/16 | Eliza Collins
    Conservative Hispanics are growing increasingly impatient with flailing GOP candidates who are refusing to drop out of the race, believing the time is now to coalesce around a contender who can beat Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. It's not a dynamic unique to the GOP Hispanic community, but the leaders are feeling a particular urgency to unite behind a candidate before the Nevada caucuses on Feb. 23. And they're banking on Saturday's South Carolina primary to force the issue. "I think the bottom two need to quit regardless of who it is," Massey Villarreal, the former chairman of the U.S....
  • Interview Transcript Proves Rubio Promised Hispanics en Espanol He'd Keep Exec Amnesty in Place

    02/14/2016 2:34:21 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 14, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    ..."In response to attacks leveled against him by Sen. Ted Cruz, Rubio made a demonstrably and provably false declaration about his position on President Obama's executive amnesty. Rubio even accused Cruz of "telling lies" about his position on executive amnesty-even though nationally-televised video footage of Marco Rubio confirms Cruz's allegation, and reveals that Rubio lied in front of a nation-wide viewing audience during tonight's debate.Cruz said:"Marco right now supports citizenship for 12 million people here illegally. I oppose citizenship...Marco has a long record when it comes to amnesty. In the state of Florida, as Speaker of the House,he supported in-state...
  • Some Strong Signals for Donald Trump in the South [Highest Support in Minority Counties]

    12/21/2015 10:25:58 AM PST · by GonzoII · 47 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12:24 pm ET | Dante Chinni
    The unique base of support that has pushed Donald Trump to the top of the Republican presidential field in national polls is also likely to give him boost this spring when the campaign shifts to the South. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has drawn wide attention for his own efforts in Southern states, many of which will vote as part of the big, March 1 "SEC Primary," when more convention delegates will be awarded than on any other day. Mr. Cruz, who is surging in the polls, is focusing on evangelical Christian voters and other social conservatives, which form the...
  • Hispanic activists vow to flood voter rolls with 1 million immigrants, punish Trump, GOP at polls

    12/13/2015 6:41:38 PM PST · by Cheerio · 88 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Immigrant rights activists have vowed to sign up 1 million immigrants — mostly Mexicans — for citizenship and then quickly register them to vote in time to punish Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans at the polls in November for their harsh rhetoric. The advocates say the new voters could make a difference in the presidential race, where most of the Republican field has tacked to the right in word and policy, and in key Senate races in Illinois and Florida, where Republicans will be reaching to hang on to critical seats.
  • First on CNN: Trump sent prank care package to Rubio (Spring Water)

    10/05/2015 3:08:22 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 211 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 5, 2015 | Noah Gray
    Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on Sen. Marco Rubio with a special delivery for his rival: "Trump Ice Natural Spring Water." Trump has previously trained his fire on Rubio, claiming he has the worst voting attendance record in the U.S. Senate and that he sweats a lot. But CNN learned that the Trump campaign sent a "care package" to Rubio's Washington campaign office that contained a 24-bottle case of "Trump Ice Natural Spring Water," with Trump's face on it, two "Make America Great Again" towels and bumper stickers and a note reading, "Since you're always sweating, we thought you...
  • Gallup: Hispanics Frown on Trump, but Not Rest of GOP Field

    08/25/2015 7:16:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 126 replies
    Gallup ^ | 08/25/2015 | Lydia Saad
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- U.S. Hispanics are still getting to know most of the Republican contenders for president. At this point in the campaign, less than half have formed an opinion of any Republican candidate except Donald Trump and Jeb Bush. Partly because of this, Hispanics' views of most GOP candidates range from mildly positive to mildly negative. The sole exception is Trump, whose favorable rating with Hispanics is deeply negative.Gallup began tracking the images of all the major announced candidates for president nightly in early July. Since then, 14% of the roughly 650 Hispanics interviewed have said they view Trump...
  • 'I'll win the Black AND Hispanic vote': Trump bashes Obama as 'doing absolutely nothing for blacks

    08/02/2015 10:08:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 2, 2015 | Staff and Reuters
    * Trump said Sunday that 'black people 'are worse now than just about ever' * Claims Obama has done nothing for low employment rates * Weekend poll showed Trump has his greatest support yet nationally He has a 24.9 percent vote among Republicans, according to poll Days after assuring that he has the support of Hispanic voters, Donald Trump has now claimed that African-American people are also on his side - and that Obama has let them down. In yet another round of bashing the President, the billionaire said Obama has done 'absolutely nothing' for the black community. He gave...
  • ‘Enough!’ Hillary Rips ‘Appalling’ Trump in Speech to Hispanic Group

    07/13/2015 4:54:14 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 90 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 13 Jul 2015 | Josh Feldman
    As she addressed the National Council of La Raza––the largest Hispanic advocacy organization in the country––today, Hillary Clinton called out Donald Trump for his “appalling” comments on illegal immigrants. Clinton previously connected Trump’s immigration views to his GOP rivals’ and today, she told her audience that Trump is demonizing “people who love this country, work hard, and want nothing more than a chance to build a better life for themselves and their children.” She expressed outrage that Trump “doubled down” instead of apologizing and said, “Basta! Enough!” And her campaign really wanted to hammer all of this home today:
  • Jeb Bush to Keynote Hispanic Convention

    07/13/2015 4:34:18 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    RCP ^ | 7/13/15 | Andrew Desiderio
    Jeb Bush will deliver a keynote address at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s annual convention later this year, the group said Monday. The announcement came as Democratic candidates spoke at the annual gathering of the National Council of La Raza in Kansas City and as the GOP tries to find its footing with Latino voters after a 2012 election defeat and controversial comments by one of its most vocal 2016 hopefuls. The convention, taking place in Houston in September, is the country’s largest assembly of Hispanic business and community leaders. Organizers expect more than 7,000 attendees.
  • Mayor Emanuel To Face Chuy Garcia In Runoff Election

    02/24/2015 8:00:21 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 43 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 2/24/2015
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will take on Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in a runoff election on April 7. With 92 percent of precincts reporting, Emanuel had 45 percent, shy of the 50 percent plus one vote needed to avoid a runoff. Garcia had 34 percent of the vote, separating him from the rest of Emanuel’s challengers and putting him in position for the runoff. Trailing Garcia is businessman Willie Wilson in third with 10 percent, Alderman Robert Fioretti in fourth with 7 percent and William “Dock” Walls was in last with 3 percent.
  • Latinos View GOP More Favorably than Democratic Party in New Poll

    12/17/2014 10:34:33 AM PST · by dignitasnews · 14 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | December 17, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In a new Washington Post poll released today, American Latinos have a more favorable view of the GOP, besting the Democratic Party among the nations fastest growing demographic group. In a survey conducted between December 11-14, 52 percent of Hispanic Americans view the Republican Party favorably, while 37 percent have an unfavorable view of the Party of Lincoln. In contrast, 40 percent of Latinos have an unfavorable view of the Democratic Party, while 48 percent rate them favorable. The poll suggests that large numbers of Americans, of all demographic groups, are moving toward the right, as the GOP holds a...
  • How Dems' plans to play Hispanic card crashed and burned in New Mexico

    11/10/2014 7:21:12 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/10/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    A devastating blow has been dealt to Democrats’ plans to capitalize on the growing Hispanic population of the United States, playing on immigration concerns to create a solid voting bloc even larger than that of African-Americans. From an altitude of 30,000 feet, ethnic politics seem so simple and basic, but on the ground, in places like New Mexico’s Second Congressional District along the southern border, things get a bit more complicated.
  • Spanish-Language Ad Calls Tea Party "Radical Terrorists"

    11/03/2014 6:13:18 PM PST · by River Hawk · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov. 2, 2014 | Sarah Rumpf
    AUSTIN, Texas -- The Bexar County Democratic Party has launched a controversial Spanish-language ad during the final week before the November 4 elections, calling tea party Republicans "radical terrorists." The ad begins showing the American and Mexican flags, with a male narrator saying in Spanish that the flags represent "friendship, liberty, opportunity, and justice," then showing a Gadsden flag with its famous "Don't Tread on Me" motto. The Gadsden flag, which the ad calls "muy peligrosa," or "very dangerous," was designed in 1775 during the American Revolution and has since been adopted as a symbol by various libertarian and tea...
  • Adios Democrats! Hispanics Bolting Party

    10/18/2014 9:00:41 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 72 replies
    It's looking like a tough offyear election for Democrats, with their Senate majority at serious risk and their chances of gaining House seats down toward zero. Every party has a bad offyear sometimes; Republicans did in 2006. Sooner or later they recover. But in the crosstabs of polls and in party strategists' moves I see evidence that one group Democrats have been counting on is moving away from them: Hispanics. Hispanics voted 71 percent for Barack Obama in 2012, 20 points above his national average of 51 percent. According to Gallup, Hispanics' latest Obama job approval has sunk to 44...
  • Pigs Fly! New York Times admits GOP doesn’t need Hispanic votes to win

    08/07/2014 9:03:09 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/7/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Much to the surprise of those who understand the decline of journalism in our country, in a discussion of how the recent House votes on handling illegal aliens would impact Republican electoral chances, the New York Times actually told the truth. After explaining how the Hispanic vote is distributed in such a way that it will have no influence on any of this year’s contested U.S. Senate races except possibly in Colorado, the Times observed that “Hispanic voters will have even less influence over the composition of the House, which is all but assured to remain in Republican hands. The...
  • State rep attacks “Anglo Democrats” in email

    05/21/2014 5:01:13 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    krqe.com ^ | Alex Goldsmith
    After meeting with Rep. Miguel Garcia, D-Albuquerque, at a political event, Garcia reached out. “We talked on the phone he said he really wanted to help me and help my campaign,” Otero said. And Garcia stayed true to his word, sending an email addressed to “Fellow House Members, Senate Colleagues, Elected Official Friends” Monday night.
  • Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul Says GOP Must Appeal To Hispanics, Get ‘Beyond Deportation’

    04/01/2014 2:43:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 1, 2014 | Joseph Weber
    Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul told fellow Republicans on Tuesday that the future of their party depends on them connecting with Hispanics in a more empathetic way and on getting in front of immigration reform – a message that further signals his flirtation with a 2016 presidential run. “If we are to change people’s attitudes toward … the Republican Party, we have to show up and we have to have something to say,” Paul told a small group of conservatives gathered at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. “I hope to be part of that dialogue.” This certainly was not the...
  • IS THE LEFT LOSING ON ABORTION?

    03/14/2014 8:15:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 3.11.14 | Natalie deMacedo
    It looks like the Democrats are steadily losing the war on women. The state of West Virginia, which votes for Republican presidents but has a Democratic governor and state legislature, passed a ban on abortions after 20 weeks because babies are viable outside the womb and can feel pain. West Virginia is the first Democrat-ruled state to do so, and the vote was not even close: The state’s Democrat-led House the House passed the bill 85-15, according to the Associated Press. The Senate had previously passed the bill 25 to 9, according to the Herald Dispatch. The outstanding support for...
  • Rand Paul Asks George P. Bush How to Reach Hispanic Voters

    02/09/2014 9:45:32 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/9/14 | Cathy Burke
    Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul asked for some advice from Texas GOP rising star George P. Bush on how to reach out to Hispanic voters — and got a simple recommendation: Show up, Politico reported. “Really I wanted to get advice from him, as much as anything, about how the party grows in Texas and states with large Hispanic populations,” Paul, who's considered a possible GOP candidate for president in 2016, said after stumping for a state senate candidate in Dallas. Bush, whose mother is from Mexico, has pushed for expanding the GOP reach to Hispanics. Paul said Bush recommended...
  • Latina Actress Under Fire For Endorsing A Tea Party Immigration Hardliner For California Governor

    01/16/2014 4:34:18 PM PST · by LaybackLenny · 30 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | January 16, 2014 | Fox News Latino
    Maria Conchita Alonso, the Cuban-Venezuelan actress who counts as one of her best-known films “Moscow on the Hudson” with Robin Williams, is drawing controversy over a political ad in which she appears with a California Tea Party lawmaker who is running for governor. Several Latino organizations criticized the actress for endorsing Tim Donnelly, an assemblyman who founded a state chapter of the Minutemen, an armed vigilante border patrol group, and who has pushed for a hard line on immigration.
  • Latino groups aim to educate Hispanic community about Affordable Care Act

    10/26/2013 7:27:10 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies
    nbclatino.com ^ | October 24, 2013 | Tom Miller
    “One little glitch on a particular website is not going to stop our community from moving forward on this critical issue,” said Hector Sanchez, with the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda. “The success of this affordable care act, because of the proportionality of our Latino families who are eligible, is integrally tied to the success of our community being enrolled,” said Janet Murguia, of the National Council of La Raza.
  • SHOCK POLL: 60 Percent of Hispanic Voters Back Border Security, Interior Enforcement BEFORE Amnesty

    07/10/2013 8:18:09 AM PDT · by montag813 · 17 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 07-10-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Amnesty-pushing politicians who insist that putting strong border security measures and interior enforcement before legalization for illegal aliens will anger Hispanic voters, were completely undermined by a new poll. This poll shows that a majority of registered Hispanic voters believe any immigration legislation that becomes law should deal with border security and interior immigration law enforcement before legalization of America’s at least 11 million illegal aliens begins. “Among all Hispanics, six in ten, 60%, support granting legal status to those already here only when the 90% goal is reached; 32% oppose,” GOP pollster John McLaughlin’s...
  • War on Hispanics, My Foot

    06/07/2013 4:20:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2013 | Mark Davis
    For a movement that gets queasy at the thought of most war, the modern left surely fancies itself as experts on what war looks like-- and through their eyes, war breaks out at the very glint of opposition to their agenda. Stand up for the unborn, and you are engaged in a “War on Women.” Stand up for traditional marriage, and it is an act of war against gay people. So get ready for the summer of “War on Hispanics,” the battle garb painted on any conservative expressing conservative views on immigration, and just about anything else, for that...
  • The GOP's Former Head of Hispanic Outreach in Florida Becomes a Democrat

    05/14/2013 12:38:08 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    http://www.theatlanticwire.com ^ | may 13, 2013 | Abby Ohlheiser
    The former head of the RNC's Hispanic outreach committee in Florida is so fed up with the national party's stance on immigration that he's switching teams and registering as a Democrat. The final straw for Pablo Pantoja, who worked for the RNC in the 2010 and 2012 elections before quitting last summer, was apparently the new, flawed Heritage Foundation study on the cost of immigration, co-authored by Jason Richwine who previously wrote that "No one knows whether Hispanics will ever reach IQ parity with whites." The Tampa Bay Times and the Miami Herald picked up on the Monday email from...
  • Byron York: Winning Hispanic vote would not be enough for GOP

    05/03/2013 10:27:43 AM PDT · by Will88 · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 2, 2013 | Byron York
    "But what if Romney had been able to reach a mind-blowing 70 percent of the Hispanic vote? Surely that would have meant victory, right? No, it wouldn't. Romney still would have lost, although by the narrowest of electoral margins, 270 to 268. (Under that scenario, Romney would have won the popular vote but lost in the Electoral College; he could have racked up huge numbers of Hispanic votes in California, New York and Texas, for example, and not changed the results in those states."
  • GOP: With big Latino vote, Rubio would win presidency (Survey: Rubio would get 48% of Hispanic vote)

    02/04/2013 9:49:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 148 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/04/2013 | Paul Bedard
    He's already being treated like the 2016 GOP presidential front-runner, and now there is another reason Republicans are excitedly buzzing about Florida Sen. Marco Rubio: He alone would reverse the party's slide among Hispanic voters. A new nationwide poll from JZ Analytics found that Rubio would get 48 percent of the Hispanic vote, about twice what Mitt Romney won in 2012. Republican strategist told Secrets that a win among Latino voters that big would assure Rubio the presidency, since he would also likely keep the regular GOP base. "If he does that good, then he's the next president," said a...
  • Biden Thanks Latinos for Support in Re-Election

    01/21/2013 4:09:18 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 11 replies
    abc ^ | January 20, 2013 | Brett Zongker
    Biden says something "profound" happened with the enormous Latino support for Obama, and he says the Latino community underestimates its power. He told the audience that they "spoke in a way that the world ... could not fail to hear." Biden said "America owes" Latinos and declared, "This is your moment"
  • Republicans Need to Reach Minorities

    12/17/2012 5:18:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    The biggest story of the past election was how President Obama’s team was able to get his interest groups to the polls and how correspondingly the Republicans feel behind on certain interest groups. It is clear Republican failed to capture the votes of Hispanics, Asians and other groups. So let’s take a look at where they are and what they need to do. To discover what happened one has to look at what the Republicans have been doing and why they failed to attract certain voters. The first and most important point is not that they have failed policies or...
  • Illinois poll of Hispanics finds agreement with GOP on guns, gays, abortion

    12/04/2012 9:14:05 AM PST · by bigbob · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-4-12 | Alexis Levinson
    As Republicans ponder how to win over Hispanics in future election cycles, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. A poll of Illinois Hispanics conducted by pollster Mike McKeon found that a majority shared views generally considered to be sympathetic to the Republican party. The poll found Hispanics in the conservative camp on social issues in particular. Fifty-one percent said they opposed legalizing gay marriage, compared to just 40 percent who favored legalization. Fifty-six percent called themselves pro-life, while just 33 percent said they were pro-choice. A small plurality of those surveyed said they did not...
  • Martinez, Pearce: How To Win Hispanic Votes (NM)

    11/27/2012 7:59:09 AM PST · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 27, 2012 | Michael Coleman
    As national Republican leaders fret about their party’s showing among Hispanics in the Nov. 6 elections and consider the GOP’s future, they might want to check in with a couple of prominent New Mexico Republicans. Rep. Steve Pearce, who represents New Mexico’s border with Mexico, and Gov. Susana Martinez, who hails from the border-area town of Las Cruces, both have plenty to say about their party and Hispanic politics. In a telephone interview Monday, Martinez said Romney’s weak result among Hispanics, who chose Obama by a more than 3-1 ratio nationally, isn’t necessarily a harbinger of things to come for...
  • 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...
  • Carlos Gutierrez, Bush-Era Commerce Secretary, Rips The Republican Party

    11/19/2012 11:35:51 AM PST · by zeestephen · 19 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 13 November 2012 | Jerry Kammer
    During his appearance on the Univision program "Al Punto," Gutierrez claimed that the Republican Party's extremism was the reason for Mitt Romney's resounding defeat last week.