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GOP Pollsters, Latinos Study Gaps in Swing States

GOP Pollsters, Latinos Study Gaps in Swing States

Chris Knorr / Design Pics / Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — It’s become clear to Republicans that the party is falling flat with the Latino community.  What’s still murky is how to reverse that trend.A right-leaning Latino advocacy group has…

Hispanic Group Hears Romney’s Latest Appeal

Hispanic Group Hears Romney’s Latest Appeal

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With a new survey showing him badly trailing President Obama among Latino voters, Mitt Romney Monday addressed the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles, telling the group his opponent has been no fr…

Obama Ad Hits Romney for Opposing Justice Sotomayor

Obama Ad Hits Romney for Opposing Justice Sotomayor

Jose CABEZAS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A new Spanish-language TV ad from the Obama campaign airing in Florida attacks Republican rival Mitt Romney for opposing the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.The spot suggests that His…

Obama Ad Hits Romney for Opposing Justice Sotomayor

Obama Ad Hits Romney for Opposing Justice Sotomayor

Jose CABEZAS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A new Spanish-language TV ad from the Obama campaign airing in Florida attacks Republican rival Mitt Romney for opposing the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.The spot suggests that His…

Mitt Romney’s Playbook on Immigration, Everything: Pivot to the Economy

Mitt Romney’s Playbook on Immigration, Everything: Pivot to the Economy

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK, N.Y.) –  Just when you think identity politics is back, Mitt Romney does his best to squash it.Since the Obama administration says it will no longer deport young illegal immigrants, pundits have wondered wh…

Obama Swipes at Romney in Address to Latino Officials

Obama Swipes at Romney in Address to Latino Officials

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.) — It was billed as an “official” presidential speech on policy, but President Obama thrust election year politics front and center at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appoin…

Romney Rips Obama’s Immigration Approach in Speech to Latinos

Romney Rips Obama’s Immigration Approach in Speech to Latinos

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(BUENA VISTA, Fla.) — In a high-profile address to Latinos on Thursday, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said President Obama had “failed to address immigration reform” after promising to do so during…

Jeb Bush Praises Mitt Romney, Says He Has ‘Common Ground’ With Obama

Jeb Bush Praises Mitt Romney, Says He Has ‘Common Ground’ With Obama

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney may have encountered a tough crowd addressing a group of Latinos Thursday, but former Florida Governor Jeb Bush transitioned easily from Spanish to English and drew loud applause on the issue of …

Romney’s Speech to Latinos Could Shape Fate of His Candidacy

Romney’s Speech to Latinos Could Shape Fate of His Candidacy

Richard Ellis/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — For the first time in this presidential election, both President Obama and Mitt Romney this week will directly address Latinos, a crucial voting bloc that could swing this fall’s race for the White House….

Republicans Push for Latino Vote

Republicans Push for Latino Vote

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Despite President Obama’s advantage with Latino voters, boosted after his immigration announcement last Friday, Republicans are not ceding the Latino electorate, focusing instead on how the country’s slugg…

Obama Polls Strong Among Latinos Since Changing Deportation Rules

Obama Polls Strong Among Latinos Since Changing Deportation Rules

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — If Mitt Romney earlier this year faced an uphill battle with Latinos, the nation’s fastest-growing voting bloc, that hill may have just turned into a steep mountain.President Obama’s announc…

Sen. Marco Rubio Laments Divisive Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio Laments Divisive Politics

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Speaking before a crowd of Latino business leaders, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., lamented the state of politics, accusing politicians of fostering a culture of partisanship and campaigning on a message of division.&n…

Romney Looks to Make Inroads with Latinos in DC Speech

Romney Looks to Make Inroads with Latinos in DC Speech

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney will speak to the Latino Coalition’s annual economic summit in the nation’s capital Wednesday afternoon, the latest attempt by the presumptive Republican nominee to make inroads into the cou…

Romney Looks to Make Inroads with Latinos in DC Speech

Romney Looks to Make Inroads with Latinos in DC Speech

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney will speak to the Latino Coalition’s annual economic summit in the nation’s capital Wednesday afternoon, the latest attempt by the presumptive Republican nominee to make inroads into the cou…

Latino Mormons Express Frustration at Romney’s Immigration Stance

Latino Mormons Express Frustration at Romney’s Immigration Stance

John Moore/Getty Images(SALT LAKE CITY) — Mitt Romney spent last weekend in the Mormon hotbed of Salt Lake City, Utah, where he married wife Ann decades ago. But while he has so far enjoyed widespread support among his fellow Mormons in the campaign f…

Obama Campaign: GOP Rhetoric ‘Sealed Political Fate’ with Hispanics

Obama Campaign: GOP Rhetoric ‘Sealed Political Fate’ with Hispanics

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As the Florida primary hurtles to a close on Tuesday, President Obama’s re-election campaign is claiming an early victory: the loyalty of a strong majority of Hispanic voters, many of whom, they say, are d…

LA Mayor: ‘Divisive, Polarizing’ GOP Rhetoric Alienates Latino Voters

LA Mayor: ‘Divisive, Polarizing’ GOP Rhetoric Alienates Latino Voters

Comstock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — One of the most fiercely debated issues in the Republican primary thus far has been immigration, but with front-runner Mitt Romney vowing to veto the DREAM Act if elected president, it is a fair question to ask if the GOP …

Poll: Obama Leads by Wide Margins Among Latinos; Fla. in Play for GOP

Poll: Obama Leads by Wide Margins Among Latinos; Fla. in Play for GOP

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Only nine months from Election Day, Latino voters — the nation’s fastest-growing voting bloc — favor President Obama over all the Republican candidates by a wide margin, according to a new poll conducted by Lati…

Gingrich Doubles Down on Immigration at Latino Event

Gingrich Doubles Down on Immigration at Latino Event

Jessica McGowan/Getty Images(MANCHESTER, N.H.) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said on Sunday that the country is not “heartless” and should allow undocumented immigrants to remain here if they have already laid down root…

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