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‘Qué Pasa’ in Immigration: The Latino Vote in November; Anniversary of Kennedy’s Death

by Maribel Hastings on 08/26/2010 at 12:13pm

The Spanish-language press looks backward to the fading legacy of Senator Edward Kennedy, and forward to the impact Latino voters will have on the midterm elections in November.

The Latino vote in November. EFE, El Diario-La Prensa (New York), and La Opinión (Los Angeles), among other outlets, cover the telephonic press conference America’s Voice hosted yesterday to discuss the results of Tuesday night’s primaries and the effect of the immigration debate on Latino voters in these contests and the general elections in November.

The experts who participated on the call agreed that candidates who use anti-immigrant rhetoric or take hardline positions on immigration in the primaries this summer will have to moderate the tone of their message if they want to win over the Latino voters they’ll need to prevail in the general election.

From Florida to California, “a candidate can’t really be successful without a strategy” to attract the Latino vote, said Arturo Vargas, director of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO), according to Notimex.

AOL Latino publishes an article by Maribel Hastings of America’s Voice on the same subject. 

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