Election Guide
2010 Election Guide
By Mariela Rosario | 10/29/2010 - 11:43

Next Tuesday is election day and the nation is watching the Latino community to see what our impact will be. Here is a round up of the important races and issues that affect our community. 

FLORIDA

Senate candidate Marco Rubio is ahead of Democrat Kendrick Meek and independent Charlie Crist in the race for congressional office. Rubio has been making waves as the Tea Party's Latino darling and it looks like he just might run away with the seat because Democrats are split between Crist and Meek.


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Federal Probe of Richardson Reportedly Dropped
By Anabell Romero | 08/27/2009 - 13:15

After a year-long federal investigation, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will not face criminal charges of corruption, the Associated Press reported today.

A source familiar with the case told the AP that high-ranking Justice Department officials had decided not to seek indictments against Richardson, whose bid to become the first Latino presidential nominee fell short in 2008. "It's over. There's nothing. It was killed in Washington," the source said.


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Will Val Kilmer Succeed Bill Richardson as Governor of New Mexico?
By Mariela Rosario | 02/09/2009 - 15:30

Last week, Val Kilmer told the Associated Press that he is seriously considering running for Governor of New Mexico in 2010. Current Governor Bill Richardson's second term will end then and he is forbidden by New Mexico law to run again.

Kilmer was born in Los Angeles but has been living in New Mexico for over 20 years. He is a registered Democrat, and cast an absentee ballot for President Barack Obama while he was recently filming in Bulgaria. New Mexico was a key swing state in the recent presidential election and the Latino vote made a huge impact.


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Obama and Richardson Camps Play the Blame Game
By Mariela Rosario | 01/06/2009 - 17:49

Before New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson was even offered the position of Secretary of Commerce in President Elect Brack Obama's new cabinet, some serious vetting occurred. Or did it?


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Bill Richardson Withdraws Name from Commerce Secretary Contention
By Yuliana Gomez | 01/05/2009 - 16:29

New Mexico governor Bill Richardson recently announced that he was removing himself as President-Elect Barack Obama’s candidate for Secretary of Commerce because of a federal grand jury investigation into his state administration’s awarding of profitable contracts to a company that was a major campaign contributor.


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Obama Administration Sets Record For Top Latino Officials
By Mariela Rosario | 12/17/2008 - 12:20

With President-elect Obama's recent selection of Rep. Ken Salazar (D-CO) for Secretary of the Interior, the incoming Presidential office will employ the highest number of Latino in prominent roles ever in the history of the United States.


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Bill Richardson To Be Named Commerce Secretary
By Mariela Rosario | 11/24/2008 - 11:56

President Elect Barack Obama is expected to name New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D) as Secretary of Commerce. Richardson will be joining John Podesta (Co-Chair of the Transition team), Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel (Chief of Staff) and Eric Holder (Attorney General) as the latest Clinton administration vet to be added to Obama's roster.


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