Saturday, May 25, 2024

Former Clinton Latino surrogate hits the road for Obama

Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villarraigosa is traveling this week in support of Barack Obama. Villaraigosa supported Hillary Clinton early in the primary process and campaigned heavily for her in the previous months…

The Los Angeles mayor will travel to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to introduce the Democratic presidential candidate at a League of United Latin American Citizens convention.

The mayor is one of the nation’s most prominent Hispanic politicians, and his appearance can help Obama build ties within the Latino community. Hispanics are the nation’s fastest growing minority group.

Villaraigosa had supported Hillary Rodham Clinton, but since her withdrawal from the race he has thrown his backing to Obama and promised to do whatever the campaign asks to help get him elected.

Clinton was a favorite with Hispanic voters in the primary season, and Obama is working to win over those voters

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