Saturday, May 25, 2024

Julie Chavez Rodriguez, Granddaughter of the Late Cesar Chavez, Set to be President Biden’s Campaign Manager

President Joe Biden plans to have Julie Chavez Rodriguez, one of the most prominent Latinas in the administration, as his 2024 re-election campaign manager. Chavez Rodriguez, the granddaughter of the late labor leader Cesar Chavez, is a senior advisor to the president and director of the White House of Intergovernmental Affairs. “It makes sense to […]

Protests Break Out In Mexico Due to President Lopez Obrador’s Overhaul of the National Electoral Institute

Huge crowds of people gathered in Mexico City to condemn government moves to shrink electoral authority as a threat to democracy. It has appeared to be the largest protest so far against President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s administration. Mexico’s Congress approved a major overhaul of the National Electoral Institute (INE), an independent body that Lopez […]

Rep. Ruben Gallego Announces Bid for Sinema’s Arizona Senate Seat

Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego announced he’ll challenge independent U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in 2024, becoming the first candidate to set up a potential three-way contest. Gallego, a 43-year-old military veteran first elected to Congress in 2014, made no secret in his interest in challenging Sinema, a longtime rival in Arizona politics. She left the democratic […]

Rep. Jimmy Gomez Set to Normalize Dads While Casting House Vote With his Baby

While waiting on the House vote on Tuesday, Rep. Jimmy Gomez, having already served three terms, says the “chaos” of Washington politics is nothing new. “I have my wife, mom, siblings, their spouses, my baby, my niece and my two nephews (with me),” Gomez tells TODAY.com. “I think their heads are spinning.” Armed with enough […]

The DCCC Increases Spending on Political Ads to Focus on Latino Voters

Democrats are surprised at a South Texas district they had expected to win easily, but it began to appear less of a certainty. After the Cook Political Report changed its rating of the state’s 34th Congressional District from “lean Democrat” to “toss-up,” the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) began airing TV ads in English and […]

Latinos Have a Breakthrough After Midterm Elections for Congress

Democratic Rep.-elect Marie Gluesenkamp Perez defeated Republican Joe Kent, flipping a key Washington House seat. She credits her victory partly to support from BOLD PAC, the political arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Gluesenkamp claims that BOLD PAC “was one of the only ones that saw the opportunity, that believed in me,” while almost no […]

Latinas Make History in Oregon Winning their Congressional District Races

Democratic state Rep. Andrea Salinas won her race to represent Oregon’s 6th Congressional District, and Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer won the state’s 5th Congressional District race, making history with the two Latinas Oregon’s first Latinx members of Congress. “No matter who you voted for or what lies ahead, I will be your champion,” Salinas said in […]

Democratic State Rep. Yadira Caraveo Defeats Republican Candidates in Recent Midterm Election

Democratic state Representative Yadira Caraveo defeated Republican state Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer in a tight race to win a U.S. House seat in Denver, Colorado. The Associated Press called Colorado’s 8th Congressional District race on Tuesday. The swing district, evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans, was created during the once-a-decade redistricting process to reflect Colorado’s growing […]

Election Results Show Latino Voters Have Mixed Views About Their Political Parties

Will Latinos turn Nevada red? Are Democrats losing Hispanic voters? To answer the driving questions leading up to the midterm elections are no and some, according to the election results. With races beginning to be called, Democrats see that Latinos have not forgotten them and were critical in their victories. Most Democrats won the majority […]

Comentarios from Maria: Democrats Should Be Optimistic. Here’s Why

This column was first published in RealClear Politics It is the day before the 2022 midterm elections, and it has been an emotional roller coaster for Democrats. If you believe the polls and most of the coverage in the media, Democrats should be bracing for a Republican red wave as they take control of the […]