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Congressman Lujan is ideal choice for DCCC chair

The 2014 election has sent the Democratic Party back to the drawing board. The party looks to recover from an election that gave the Republican Party their greatest number of Congressional seats in nearly 70 years. It appears that Democrats understand that their 2016 strategy must include a focus on the Latino electorate, as House […]

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Latino Stars Make It Interesting in Texas

Two Latinos in Texas took center stage in national party politics this Tuesday. The day began a with a press release announcing San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention later this month. He will be the first Latino to make the limelight speech in the history of […]

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The State of Play in the Silver State: Understanding the Three Nevada’s

For most of the 2012 general election races in Nevada the campaign began in earnest with the conclusion of the state’s primaries on June 14th. However, for the state’s two marquee match-ups – the presidential campaign for Nevada’s six Electoral College votes and the United States Senate contest between Democratic Representative Shelley Berkley (NV-1) and […]

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New poll: Supreme Court decision on SB1070 could alienate Latino voters

This week Latino Decisions and America’s Voice release additional datapoints from our June 2012 5-state battleground survey. In advance of the Supreme Court decision on Arizona’s controversial SB1070, we asked Latino voters how they would feel if the court were to uphold the law. In addition, to dig deeper into the impact this could have […]

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Latino Voters Go Beyond Immigration

This article originally appeared in the January 30, 2012 issue of The Nation magazine José Díaz-Balart, chief political analyst for Telemundo, had one important task during the September 7, 2011, Republican debate—to ask the candidates about immigration. Díaz-Balart asked his question, got his answer and was dismissed from the stage. The stereotype was fulfilled; a […]

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Latina Moms in the 2012 Election

by Victoria DeFrancesco Soto Soccer moms were the go to gals in the 1996 Presidential election.  Eight years later George W. Bush again looked to the ladies, zeroing in on security moms.  In the last presidential election  a hockey mom herself was put at the top of the ticket.  And leading up to the 2012 […]

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Latinos not very enthusiastic about the 2012 election

By Pilar Marrero – Pilar.marrero@laopinion.com  | 2011-12-12 Click here to download slide-deck presentation from today’s webinar Click here to view the results from the December impreMedia/Latino Decisions poll LOS ANGELES, CA. – The lively primary campaign for the Republican nomination, which has been in the news for months, has not generated interest among the majority […]

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Latino likely voters favor Dems – 2008 surge voters show lower enthusiasm

With one week to go before the 2010 midterm election, the Latino Decisions tracking poll takes a closer look at who constitutes likely voters in 2010. Likely voter models are traditionally more difficult to assess in midterm elections, and as 538 has noted, different pollsters use very different and wide ranging methodologies, making comparisons problematic. […]

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Arizona immigration law has major political implications for 2010

Latino Decisions released new results today of a survey of Latino registered voters in Arizona, which shows that immigration is now clearly the top issue of concern for Latino voters in 2010, and that both political parties are suffering a credibility gap on immigration reform. When asked which party is responsible for SB 1070, 59% […]

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Latino enthusiasm for midterm election at all time low

On the value of “Introduction to American Government” versus a law degree from Harvard… No reasonable person would dispute the innate intelligence and intellectual capacity of President Obama, or for that matter most of his advisers. But as we approach the 2010 election, few, too, would dispute that the Democrats are in a bit of […]

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