Friday, July 19, 2024

Hispanic Voters Wield Power

Without the support of Hispanic voters on Election Day, Democrats may have lost their hold on the Senate.  While other demographic groups stayed home during the midterms, this group not only showed up to the polls, but reliably voted for the Democratic Senatorial candidates in Nevada, California, Colorado and probably Washington State. While various surveys […]

Election Day: 2010 Midterm Elections and the Latino Vote

For the past several months La Plaza has been closely following the developments and attention surrounding the Latino vote in what will go down in history as the most expensive midterm elections to date.  We have covered everything from the earnest efforts of several civic groups to turn out this voting bloc on Election Day […]

Whitman Loses Latino Votes Over Mishandling of Housekeeper Scandal

The campaign of California’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman took a blow among Latino voters, according to the first survey of Latinos to gauge the impact of the controversy over her firing of her undocumented housekeeper and disastrous handling of the matter afterward. “Among Latinos, it wasn’t so much that Whitman fired her,” Louis DeSipio, […]

Whitman Confronted with Immigration Controversy during History-making Debate

On Saturday, Univision broadcasted the first California gubernatorial debate to ever be held in Spanish, as Republican Meg Whitman tried to fence off attacks over her hiring, and subsequent firing, of an undocumented housekeeper. The second gubernatorial debate between Whitman and her Democratic opponent, Jerry Brown, took place in Fresno State’s Satellite Student Union and […]

California GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Meg Whitman May Have Abused Housekeeper

The issue of illegal immigration took center stage in Meg Whitman’s campaign yesterday after the Republican’s former housekeeper made allegations at a news conference that the gubernatorial candidate “abused” her. Whitman’s former housekeeper of nine years, Nicky Diaz-Santillan, says Whitman “exploited, disrespected, humiliated and emotionally and financially abused” her.  Diaz was fired in June 2009. […]

GOP Displays Signs of Disunity From Coast to Coast

Leaders within the Republican Party in California and Florida are dealing with internal strife. The GOP in California opted not to support Arizona’s SB 1070 despite a push by conservative activists in the state to do so during its semiannual convention this weekend.   Meanwhile, in Florida, the Republican Party called off a pair of “unity” […]