Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham Announces The She’s Running For Governor Of New Mexico

New Mexico Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, said Tuesday in an online video that she is running for governor of her state. In her announcement, Grisham was critical of current Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican who is serving a second term and cannot seek re-election in 2018. “For the last six years, with a […]

Comentarios from Maria: Uniting the country must come through actions

“The President of the Divided States of America” … that is how TIME magazine described president-elect Donald Trump after being named Person of the Year. The prestige of carrying the “Person of the Year” title has always been questionable since it is customary to give the cover of the magazine to the person who has […]

Rep. Linda Sanchez Makes History

Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, who heads the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, won a close vote Wednesday to be the first woman of color elected to a leadership position in a caucus in the U.S. Congress. A California Democrat, Sanchez was elected vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus, ensuring Latinos maintain a spot in the leadership of […]

Latinos Aren’t Happy About Trump’s Pick For Attorney General

Latino leaders and groups denounced the choice of Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general, announced by President-elect Donald Trump on Friday. Thomas Saenz, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, MALDEF, called the pick “very disturbing and concerning.” “If you have nostalgia for the days when blacks kept quiet, gays […]

Latinos’ Presence Increases With Elections

Voters increased Hispanic representation in several state legislatures from 307 seats to 321 this past election, according to an analysis by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. The number of Latino Democrats holding seats in the lower chamber of state legislatures is quadruple those held by Latino Republicans. Hispanic Democrats had a […]

Hillary Clinton Won the Majority Latino Vote

Hillary Clinton won 65% of Latino voters on Tuesday, according to National Election Pool exit poll data, a level of Democratic support similar to 2008, when 67% of Hispanics backed Barack Obama. However, Clinton’s share of the Latino vote was lower than in 2012, when 71% of Latinos voted to reelect Obama. While Clinton underperformed among Latinos compared […]

Cortez Masto Becomes The First Latina Elected to the U.S. Senate

Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto became the first Latina elected to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday night when she defeated the Republican Rep. Joe Heck, in a tight race to replace retiring Sen. Harry Reid. Cortez Masto’s win, in which she won just under 49 percent of the vote, was one of the few bright spots […]

Early Voting Latinos are Key for Clinton in Several States

A surge in early voting by Latinos is bolstering Hillary Clinton’s prospects in battleground states including Arizona, Florida and Nevada in the closing days of a tightened race against Donald Trump. Fresh election data suggest that the Democratic nominee appears to be benefiting from upticks in participation by Latinos, who historically vote in lower numbers […]

Clinton and Alicia Machado Team Up Against Trump in Florida

Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of “demeaning, degrading, insulting and assaulting women” for “30 years” in Dade City, FL on Tuesday, using former Miss Universe Alicia Machado’s story to illustrate her case. This is Clinton’s fifth day in the Sunshine State in the last week. Of all the battleground states, she has spent the most time […]

Democrats are Counting on Latinos to win Arizona

This year, many Phoenix residents will be casting a ballot for Hillary Clinton, joining the tens of thousands of Latinos who Democrats hope will swing the traditionally conservative state in their direction. The prospect of Arizona voting for a Democrat for president has become more of a possibility as Donald Trump loses support within his […]