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Susana Martinez
New Mexico Governor to Speak at GOP Convention - Won't Be Romney VP
By Samantha Leal | 08/07/2012 - 14:02

Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick will not be New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez. Why? Because she's been tapped to speak at the Republican National Convention, reports Fox News Latino.

Martinez, the first Latina governor of New Mexico, will take the stage and put to rest all rumors of a run with Romney. 


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Mitt Romney's Spanish Ad Attacks Health Care Law
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/06/2012 - 18:00

The biggest swaying point for Latino voters seems to be where a candidate stands on health care issues, so President Obama has continued to ensure that this is an important part of his work. Mitt Romney on the other hand isn't too keen on the idea of "Obamacare."


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Julian Castro at the 2012 State of the Union Address
Election 2012: Latino to Deliver Keynote at the Democratic National Convention
By Viviana Hurtado | 08/02/2012 - 16:00

Although considered by some a rising political star in the Democratic party, Julián Castro became a super star when the news broke that he will deliver the keynote address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention at the beginning of September. The San Antonio mayor is scheduled to speak, as is First Lady Michelle Obama, on the opening night. This speech will set the tone for President Obama’s nomination at the “top” of the Democratic ticket. Both Mrs.


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President Barack Obama at the VFW Convention in Reno
Adviser to Puerto Rican Lawmaker Asked to Resign After Anti-Obama Tweet
By Samantha Leal | 08/02/2012 - 09:49

To add to the not-so-smart things that people do, we've got another one: an adviser to Puerto Rico's most powerful female lawmaker sent an antagonistic, anti-Obama tweet that has set into motion calls for her resignation, according to the Huffington Post


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Mitt Romney and John McCain
John McCain Advised Romney to Drop 'Self-Deport' Rhetoric
By Samantha Leal | 07/31/2012 - 09:47

When Mitt Romney declared during a Republican primary debate in Tampa in January that he would want undocumented immigrants to "self-deport" back to their home countries, you could say that it caused a stir -- especially among Latino voters. It turns out, the general public wasn't alone: John McCain was also disturbed by the comment.


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Woman Casting a Vote in an Election
Unregistered Latino Voters Enough to Turn Red States into Swing States?
By Samantha Leal | 07/23/2012 - 14:58

According new data by the Center for American Progress, there are 12.1 million unregistered, but potentially eligible Latino adults in the 10 battleground states (places where both Obama and Romney campaign wins are feasible). If they vote, they could potentially swing the election. In other words? Consistently red states could become swing states or turn blue.


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Joe Biden Hosts a Luncheon for British PM David Cameron
Joe Biden Makes Sex Joke at National Council of La Raza Conference
By Samantha Leal | 07/12/2012 - 16:05

Talk about awkward. Vice President Joe Biden cracked a joke at the annual conference for the National Council of La Raza in Las Vegas, reports the Huffington Post. While sharing stories of his childhood in the 1950s, Biden mentioned how things were growing up with so many family members under one roof:


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Ann Romney and Mitt Romney at the Illinois Primary in Chicago in May 2012
Election 2012: An Open Letter to Ann Romney
By Viviana Hurtado | 07/12/2012 - 14:42

Dear Mrs. Romney,

Like millions of women, I watched First Lady Michelle Obama rock it as she sat down with Latina mothers for a chat sponsored by the Hispanic mom lifestyle-focused website Mamiverse.  I thought, when will your husband’s campaign start to aggressively reach out to Hispanic voters? 


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Gay Marriage Cake Topper
Latino Support for Gay Marriage Outpaces General U.S. Population
By Samantha Leal | 07/11/2012 - 14:02

Latinos are slightly more likely than the general public to support legalizing gay marriage, according to an April poll released by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and the public opinion research compnay Social Science Research Solutions


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Latino College Graduates
DREAM-Eligible Candidates Warned of Scams
By Sugey Palomares | 07/06/2012 - 18:00

Dream Act advocates may have been granted some relief after President Barack Obama’s administration announced a plan to stop deporting undocumented immigrants who are Dream Act-eligible, but some are now worried that these groups may be easy targets to scammers, reports Fox News Latino.


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