Marco Rubio and Mitt Romney
Election 2012: What’s the Deal With the GOP Vice President Pick?
By Viviana Hurtado | 05/17/2012 - 15:30

With Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich out, likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is honing in on a Vice President to complete the Republican ticket.  This process of tapping a running mate is called the “Veepstakes”—a guessing game where bets are being placed on Twitter, cable TV and even in Vegas.  Of course no one but a handful of trusted advisors and family members know the short list of names the former governor of Massachusetts is really considering.


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Florida Senator Marco Rubio
Marco Rubio Says Separating Cubans from Hispanics is "Offensive”
By Sugey Palomares | 05/07/2012 - 13:04

Despite tackling the immigration subject full force with a revised version of the Dream Act, Marco Rubio still lacks popularity among Latino voters. Some reports claim that the Florida Senator won’t appeal to the mass Latino population because he’s Cuban-American.


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Election 2012: Who's More Likable?
By Viviana Hurtado | 05/04/2012 - 12:07

On Day 45 of the “Newt Death Watch” – a media-penned name coined while waiting for GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich to drop out – the former Speaker of the House announced in a short YouTube video that he was out of the running for President.  He thanked the “nearly” 180,000 people who donated to the campaign, the thousands who volunteered, and the two million who voted for him in the primaries.

Watch Gingrich’s campaign adios here.


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Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Antonio Villaraigosa Says Marco Rubio’s Revised Dream Act Creates “Second Class Status”
By Sugey Palomares | 05/02/2012 - 11:20

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently criticized Marco Rubio’s immigration push and revised version of the Dream Act, which would legalize immigrants to stay in the country who have graduated from high school and hope to obtain a college education or join the military.


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President Barack Obama
Election 2012: Who Will Nab The Youth Vote?
By Viviana Hurtado | 04/26/2012 - 15:05

With promises of “hope,” “change,” and the slogan, “Yes We Can,” President Barack Obama mobilized young voters through an unprecedented grassroots and online campaign effort, winning 66% of those under age 30, according to the non-partisan Pew Research Center.


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GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney's wife Ann Romney
Election 2012: The Mami Wars
By Viviana Hurtado | 04/20/2012 - 16:45

It was the shot heard around kitchens, in car pool lines, and book clubs.  Referring to Ann Romney, advisor to the Democratic National Committee Hillary Rosen said on CNN, she had “never worked a day in her life.”  Indeed, the wife of likely Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney had not pursued a professional career after graduating from college.  Instead, sh


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Rock band Mana
Voto Latino Teams Up With Maná For Their New Tour! (Exclusive)
By Sugey Palomares | 04/19/2012 - 17:25

We are proud to exclusively report that Voto Latino is teaming up with Maná and offering non-partisan voter registration at the rock group’s upcoming U.S. tour. The Grammy-winning band are officially kicking-off their Drama y Luz Tour today at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, which is already sold-out along with two additional shows in California.


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Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Election 2012: “Latino” Democratic National Convention
By Viviana Hurtado | 03/29/2012 - 14:17

When Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was named the chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the Twitter-verse buzzed with ¡órales! and 'way to go’s.'  This makes the charismatic mayor one of the most high profile Latinos in President Barack Obama 2012 re-election campaign, although not the first Hispanic to chair a political party’s nominating conference.


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Mitt Romney
Election 2012: Mitt Romney Wins Puerto Rico's GOP Primary
By Sugey Palomares | 03/19/2012 - 15:11

Mitt Romney managed to make a clean sweep during the presidential primary in Puerto Rico. Romney garnered a total of 98,000 votes – or about 83% of the total GOP vote, according to CNN. Rick Santorum collected 8% of votes, while Newt Gingrich obtained 2% of votes in the island.


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Mitt Romney
Election 2012: Mitt Romney’s Latino Problem?
By Viviana Hurtado | 03/15/2012 - 11:16

Mitt Romney’s problem may not be the strong challenge to his “inevitable” GOP Presidential nomination Rick Santorum is presenting.  The former Senator from Pennsylvania swept the Mississippi and Alabama primaries, providing proof that southern Evangelical voters don’t believe Romney is conservative enough.  “We did it again!,” triumphantly declared Santorum to cheers on Tuesday night.


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