Thursday, December 13, 2018

A 28-year-old Latina just beat long standing congressman in New York

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina running her first campaign, ousted 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th congressional district last night. “The reason I was able to do that is because we have built a legitimately strong grassroots movement of organizers here to hold it down for 24 to 48 hours,” she said, […]

Two Latinas might make history in Texas

The big news story out of the Texas primary: The state is virtually certain to send its first two Latinas to the U.S. House of Representatives. Experts say their victories could be used to help boost fellow Democrats in some of the state’s most competitive races. Sylvia Garcia, a Texas state senator and Veronica Escobar, […]

Despite crowded fields, record number of Latinos run for primaries

An unprecedented number of Latinos are running for office in the 2018 primaries, but crowded fields have toughened the challenge of getting elected for some candidates of color and women. Primary season kicks off with the Texas primary today and this year, Democrats stand their best chance in years for flipping the U.S. House majority. […]

Comentarios from Maria Cardona: “A fight for the soul of the GOP”

Tuesday night’s tight contest for the top spot in the Iowa Republican caucuses reflects the ongoing tension that exists within the Republican Party. This struggle between the conservative religious voters — whose voice is strong and loud in Iowa and was represented by Rick Santorum — and the more moderate, mainstream voters, represented by Mitt […]

Harsh Immigration Stance Will Not Win Support of Latino Voters in Key States

The support of Latino voters in key states will depend on how a candidate tackles the top rated issue among Latinos, comprehensive immigration reform, in upcoming midterm elections. “Political analysts agree that how a candidate talks about immigration—or tries to avoid the subject—will go a long way in determining the level of Latino voter support […]