Category Archive: 2016 Election

Latino California and a Look Into the Nation’s Future

June 4, 2016

This post originally appeared on NBCnews.com In the last two years Latinos in California surpassed non-Latino whites. Demographics may not be destiny, but California sure gives us a big clue of what Latino politics nationally will mature into. So as the Golden State comes into the spotlight Continue Reading →

MSNBC’S Morning Joe: Can Latinos Look Past Trump’s Tone?

June 3, 2016

Think Trump Won’t Get Latino Voters? Not So Fast

May 26, 2016

This post originally appeared on NBCnews.com There is no more hoping and dreaming by the GOP establishment that they can grab a big chunk of the Latino vote in 2016. Building on George W. Bush’s 2004 Latino vote share of 44 percent will have to Continue Reading →

Susana Martinez, the Yin to Donald Trump’s Yang?

April 25, 2016

This post originally appeared on NBCnews.com If Trump clinches the Republican nomination and names Gov. Susana Martinez as his running mate it would be sheer genius. According to Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly there is only one choice for Trump’s running mate – and that is Continue Reading →

MSNBC’S Alex Witt: Trump’s Plan to Pay for the Wall

April 9, 2016

From Arizona’s Immigration Legacy to Trump

March 26, 2016

This post first appeared on NBCnews.com Arizona is the birthplace of the Trump phenomenon. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, then Governor Jan Brewer, and former state senator Russell Pearce, the author of SB 1070, all lovingly nurtured a babe born of anti-immigrant sentiment. Now that baby Continue Reading →

MSNBC’S Alex Witt – Immigration & the AZ Primary

March 19, 2016

Adiós, Rubio 2016

March 18, 2016

This piece originally appeared on NBCnews.com Donald Trump has been thumping Marco Rubio—verbally and politically—for weeks. But the lethal blow came in Florida with Rubio coming in a distant second behind Trump. Just a few years earlier Florida had launched Marco Rubio as one of Continue Reading →

Sanders’ “Tenemos Familias” Ad: A Latino Face on Inequality

March 12, 2016

This piece first appeared on NBCnews.com About fifteen seconds into Bernie Sanders’ Tenemos Familias ad you start to feel the lump in your throat. We see the images of a young mother with her children in living conditions most would assume to be in the third world Continue Reading →

Mapping the Latino Vote on Super Tuesday

February 29, 2016

This piece first appeared on NBCnews.com Super Tuesday is do or die, with over a quarter of pledged delegates at stake for each party. Iowa and New Hampshire may be the electoral contests that produce viable candidates, but Super Tuesday is the kingmaker (or queenmaker Continue Reading →

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