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International Implications & Interest in Latino Empowerment: LD in Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica

Conventional wisdom in political analysis holds that late-term presidents turn to foreign affairs as their domestic clout wanes, a natural tendency that President Obama likely anticipated even before taking office. A major distinguishing factor in the case of the Obama presidency, however, is the unprecedented growth and evolution of Latino political influence, evidence of which can be seen […]

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Loretta Sanchez and the Growth of Latino Political Power in California

In the next few days, Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is likely to announce her candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer. This will widely be seen as a positive development by Latinos who are eager to bolster their political power. Indeed, the political ascension of Loretta Sanchez parallels the rise of […]

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So Goes Colorado…

In a recent article in the Los Angeles Times Mark Barabak examined the importance of the Mountain West, particularly Colorado, to Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 victories. Echoing many of the themes detailed in America’s New Swing Region, Barabak noted that the Democrats’ recent gains have served to shift a region that was long a […]

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Rubio’s Standing With Latino Voters

With Senator Marco Rubio’s imminent announcement that he will run for the 2016 Republican Party nomination, we take a look at his standing with Latino voters since his rise to national prominence in his 2010 campaign for the U.S. Senate. Based on these trends, we find no evidence that Rubio’s candidacy will draw significant Latino […]

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Immigration Fluency in the GOP Primary Field

On the issue of immigration, the field of Republican presidential aspirants is typically classified along ideological or policy lines—that is, placed along some array between the hardliners who strongly oppose comprehensive immigration reform versus those willing to find a compromise solution that involves a mix of border-strengthening that conservatives demand and pathway-to-citizenship reforms that party […]

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Where Did All the Latino Voters Go in 2014? The Case of Nevada

In 2004 John Judis and Ruy Teixeria wrote The Emerging Democratic Majority in which they argued that changing demographics were reshaping the country’s political geography in a manner that would help the Democrats win in states where just a decade before the party rarely competed. The data in Figure 1 summarizing the racial and ethnic […]

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El Porqué de Chuy García

Sin duda, el próximo martes 7 de Abril será un día histórico para Chicago y su comunidad latina. Por primera vez bajo el actual sistema electoral municipal, se dará una segunda vuelta para decidir la alcaldía. Pero aun más histórico es el hecho de que un retador latino, un migrante mexicano, es el candidato que […]

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New Poll: Chicago Latino Voters and the Race for Mayor

A new survey, Chicago Latino Voters and the 2015 Mayoral Runoff, conducted by Latino Decisions and co-sponsored by Latino Policy Forum, National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC) and Univision Chicago, was released at a town hall meeting this morning. Focused solely on Latino registered voters in the city of Chicago, the timely […]

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Media Advisory: New Poll Latino Voters in Chicago 2015 Mayoral Race

MEDIA ADVISORY— For more information, contact: Latino Decisions: Matt Barreto, matt.barreto@latinodecisions.com or Sylvia Manzano sylvia.manzano@latinodecisions.com Latino Policy Forum:  Adriana Díaz, (312) 860-5120 or adiaz@latinopolicyforum.org NALACC: Cristina Garcia, (773) 875-3314 or cgarcia@nalacc.org Univision Chicago: Luisa Echevarria (312) 494 -2742 lechevarria@univision.net Join us for a town hall on the results of a new poll on Latino voters and the […]

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Black-Brown Tensions in California’s 2016 Senate Race? Don’t Believe The Hype

Horserace analogies are frequently used to describe political campaigns. However, if a Latino Democrat emerges in the 2016 Senate race, a boxing metaphor is likely to be used. The anticipated bout may pit Kamala Harris and her African American supporters against a Latino candidate with his or her co-ethnic supporters. A recent story bore the […]

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