Sen. Dean Heller’s campaign released its first Spanish-language ad this week, an attack on opponent Shelley Berkley called “Credit” that comes with just less than 100 days left in the close U.S. Senate campaign.
Polling firm Latin Decisions released a new poll of Latino registered voters Wednesday indicating President Barack Obama has widened his lead over presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. After the president ramped up outreach to Latino voters, the poll found Obama has the support of 70 percent of Latino voters, compared to 22 percent for Romney. In June, polls showed Obama taking 66 percent of Latino voters, and as recently as November a poll found just 59 percent of Latinos supported Obama over any GOP nominee.
Vice President Joe Biden will be the keynote speaker for the National Council of La Raza annual conference, which will be staged in Las Vegas for the first time July 7-10, the national Latino advocacy group announced. "Choosing Nevada as the home for this year’s conference is a natural fit given the state’s growing Latino population and electorate," Janet Murguía, National Council of La Raza president and CEO, said in a statement.
Rep. Steve King, vice chairman of the House immigration subcommittee, said he would not support any of the versions of the Dream Act currently being batted around. In an interview with Fox News Latino, the Iowa Republican said that alternatives to the Democratic version of the Dream Act proposed by Rep. David Rivera and Sen. Marco Rubio, both R-Fla., still amount to amnesty and reward those who have broken the law.
If all of the unregistered Hispanics and permanent residents who are eligible for citizenship in Nevada completed the necessary steps to vote, their numbers would surpass President Barack Obama's margin of victory in the Silver State in 2008.
If Rosetta Stone is not helping you distinguish "que" from "quien," maybe a passion for pepperoni will do the trick. The Texas-based chain Pizza Patro is offering a free pizza to anyone who orders in Spanish between 5 and 8 p.m. on June 5.
The campaign to re-elect President Barack Obama announced Tuesday the release of new Spanish-language television and radio ads that will play in the battleground states of Nevada, Colorado and Florida.
Two days after Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced a new effort to sway Latino voters, including installing outreach directors in key states such as Nevada, Democrats rallied Latino legislators and community members Wednesday to kick off their own campaign.
A doctoral student in California, with help from Educators for Fair Consideration, has published a guide for undocumented students who are finishing their undergraduate degrees. The 73-page Life After College: A Guide for Undocumented Students is available for free download.
On Thursday Nuestro Rio, an organization rallying Hispanics to participate in conservation efforts for the Colorado River, unveiled a musical homage and call to action for the vital waterway at events in Las Vegas, Denver, Albuquerque and Phoenix.
As reports circulate that some Arizona officials want to expand the ban on ethnic studies programs to state universities, on Monday "The Daily Show" ran a segment on the Tucson school district and its dismantling of its Mexican American Studies program.