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Watching the GOP Carnival Pass By

September 11, 2015

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We have to move forward no matter what Commentary: By Kat Avila We’ve been through these racist scenarios before–generation after generation. I am talking about this unreal spectacle that the Republican Party (GOP) presidential candidates are shoving in our faces. One or more GOP candidates want to build an isolationist and very expensive Great Wall […]

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Latino views on the 2016 GOP field: Who can actually win the Latino vote?

February 6, 2015

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Commentary: By Matt Barreto Latino Decisions As the field of possible GOP contenders for the White House start to take shape, it is important to assess what Latino voters think about the potential presidential candidates, if they even know who they are, and how they can possibly position themselves to court the Latino vote. There […]

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Is the GOP backpedaling on the “GOP”?

March 28, 2014

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Commentary: By Tom Schaller, Ph.D., Latino Decisions A year ago this month, the Republican National Committee released its post-2012 election political autopsy report: the “Growth & Opportunity Project.” The “GOP”—a quite clever acronym, indeed—was the national party’s response to critics, both internal and external, about what ailed the party and what it could do to […]

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Republican Party takes one step forward, and two back!

November 8, 2013

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Editorial: We were intrigued when we received a press release from the Republican National Committee, announcing that they were expanding their Hispanic effort in California. Their efforts were highlighted with the addition of a Hispanic state director. We were excited to learn that Francis Barraza, from Chula Vista, was named the state director and we […]

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One Latina journalist’s tips to help GOP politicians follow Chairman’s directive of engaging Latino media

October 4, 2013

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Commentary: By Marisa Treviño LatinaLista Ever since it was made clear that Obama won his bid for re-election with the help of Latino voters, Republicans have known that they need to do more to convince us that they aren’t the political bad guys. It’s a hard sell for them in light of stunts like Arizona’s […]

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Anti-Immigrant Politics and Lessons for the GOP from California

September 27, 2013

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Commentary: By Matt Barreto and Ricardo Ramirez According to polling data from the Field Poll, after winning the presidential election in 1980, California native Ronald Reagan raised his share of the Latino vote from 35 percent to 45 percent in 1984 while carrying 59 percent of the entire state. Republicans went on to win the […]

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La Cámara Baja republicana retrasa la reforma migratoria, y en su lugar divulga un video de celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana

September 20, 2013

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¿Qué tal un voto en lugar de un video? America’s Voice Ninguna palabra puede describir a quién exactamente, la Cámara Baja republicana, está engañando al divulgar este nuevo video en que se celebra el mes de la Herencia Hispana (uno no tiene más que poner atención a los comentarios del espectador para ver que no […]

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The GOP’s Hypocrisy Towards Latinos

August 30, 2013

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Commentary: By Maria Cardona Republicans sure are stubborn! Two years after the Affordable Health Care Act was passed, they still insist on repealing it, and seeing that this is impossible, they are now determined to force the government to shut down if Congress approves funds for the law once it comes into effect. Oh Please! […]

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Is the GOP Sincere in Denouncing its Bigots?

April 5, 2013

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By Earl Ofari Hutchinson New America Media In a week’s time the wide range of what was once considered routine GOP bigotry was on full display. Dave Agema, a former West Michigan state representative, and Republican National Committeeman called gays “filthy homosexuals. Next, Alaska Rep. Don Young blurted out the epitaph “wetbacks” in discussing the […]

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What the GOP has to gain – and lose – among Latinos when it comes to immigration reform

March 29, 2013

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By Matt Barreto Latino Decisions Recently there have been a series of high profile endorsements for comprehensive immigration reform from the Republican Party. Immediately after the November 2012 election Bobby Jindal made a plea for more civility and less stupidity on the immigration issue. Before too long, it was the Gang of 8 in the […]

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Californians on Immigration Reform

March 29, 2013

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Commentary: By Raoul Lowery Contreras In 1994, millions of California voters voted for an amateurishly written unconstitutional hysterical piece of legal offal named Proposition 187. It would have forced hospitals to turn away American citizen child patients if both parents couldn’t prove their legal residency; it would have expelled American citizen children from school if […]

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El Partido Republicano reclutará minorías

March 22, 2013

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Durante una conferencia de prensa celebrada en Washington, D.C. el lunes 18 de marzo, el presidente del partido Republicano, Reince Priebus, presentó un análisis autocrítico sobre las causas del fracaso electoral del 2012. Comentario: Por Eduardo Stanley “El mensaje de nuestro partido fue débil”, reconoció el dirigente y anunció un plan destinado a rectificar esos […]

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My Thoughts on the Republican Convention

March 8, 2013

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Commentary: By Assemblymember Rocky Chávez This past weekend I had the privilege of attending the California Republican Party’s Spring Convention, where I believe the Republican Party took two major steps towards positive change. First, former Senator Jim Brulte was elected as the new Chairman. This leadership change was welcome, and I believe he will help […]

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California: El Partido Republicano quiere revivir

March 8, 2013

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Comentario: Por Eduardo Stanley El Partido Republicano perdió las elecciones presidenciales el pasado mes de noviembre por amplio margen, confirmando su declive electoral de los últimos años. Ahora, desesperado, busca revivir ante el peligro de volverse un partido minoritario e irrelevante. Para ilustrar lo dicho anteriormente, recordemos que en California, Barack Obama ganó por 60.2 […]

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Former White House Aide Ruben Barrales Joins GROW Elect as New President

February 22, 2013

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GROW Elect, a political organization founded in 2011 for the purpose of electing Latino Republicans to local office in California, announced today that its Executive Committee voted unanimously to hire former White House aide Ruben Barrales as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Barrales is the group’s first President & CEO, and his appointment is […]

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The Case of Marco Rubio

February 22, 2013

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The U.S. senator’s sudden awakening and concern about immigration is kindled because of the strength of the Latino vote Commentary: By Rodolfo F. Acuña Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) strongly criticized the first draft of President Obama’s immigration reform plan saying “It’s a mistake for the White House to draft immigration legislation without seeking input from […]

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GOP, take cues on U.S. mood from Obama

February 1, 2013

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Commentary: By Maria Cardona Republicans are dealing with their demons. At the Republican National Committee meeting last week, they seemed to be taking a hard look at what they need to do to compete at the presidential level in the years to come. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said the GOP needs to stop being “the […]

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