In recent days, we’ve written about Colorado and California as examples of places where demographic change have posed and continue to pose serious challenges to Republicans in future elections.  Today, Jill Lawrence at National Journal has a similar piece about this year’s gubernatorial race in Virginia, where demography may end up being destiny. Though both… Continue »

Immigration reform advocates have long warned Republicans to shape up on immigration reform or face the electoral consequences–in 2014, 2016, and beyond.  But this very fall, just a stone’s throw away from Washington, DC, the Virginia gubernatorial race between Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe is also coming down to a referendum on immigration–and what happens… Continue »

The demographics in two southern states that have been safe bastions for the GOP are changing. And those changes will impact elections and the immigration reform. Virginia is considered a purple state at the presidential level. In 2012, President Obama carried the state and former Governor Tim Kaine was elected to the United States Senate.… Continue »

Boehner Calls Reform “More Difficult” in Light of Extremist Comments, When They Should Make Passing Reform More Imperative As anti-immigrant extremist Rep. Steve King (R-IA) continues his media tour to defend his infamous comparison of DREAMers to drug smugglers, he has company – another high-profile Republican has joined Rep. King in comparing immigrants to animals.… Continue »

Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) appeared on Telemundo’s Enfoque with Jose Diaz-Balart this weekend to talk about politics, the sequester, and immigration reform.  Warner is a moderate Democratic Senator who is up for reelection in 2014. Warner has made it clear he supports immigration reform and recently invited a DREAMer to be his guest at President Obama’s State… Continue »

Latino Voters Increasingly Important to Electoral Success in Virginia and Immigration Issue is Both Important and Personal to Them  The 2012 elections demonstrate that Latino and new citizen voters are changing politics in Virginia and around the country. Newly-released election-eve polling from impreMedia and Latino Decisions – which surveyed Latino voters nationally and in eleven states, including Virginia – shows… Continue »

Can Mitt Romney overcome his hardline immigration positions and meet his campaign’s ambitious goal of 38% of the Latino vote, in Florida and nationwide? Can Barack Obama build a strong enough case about his immigration record to energize and mobilize the Latino and immigrant community here and across the country? How will the issue of immigration reform… Continue »

Can Mitt Romney overcome his hardline immigration positions and meet his campaign’s ambitious goal of 38% of the Latino vote, in Florida and nationwide? Can Barack Obama build a strong enough case about his immigration record to energize and mobilize the Latino and immigrant community here and across the country? How will the issue of immigration reform… Continue »

New Poll from Latino Decisions Reveals that Immigration is a Top Issue and Latino Voters Overwhelmingly Support Modified Driver’s License Proposal Today, at a live streamed panel at the University of New Mexico’s main campus, national political analysts, advocates, and community leaders from New Mexico discussed how Latino voters and the immigration issue will shape the presidential… Continue »

New Latino vote polling from Arizona, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, Nevada, and Virginia. View the full polling results, and watch video of our panel discussions here.