Tag: 2010 midterm elections

A record number of Latino voters voted in the midterm elections

More Than 6.6 Million Latinos Voted in the 2010 Elections

Latinos represented 6.9 percent of all voters, a record for a midterm election. But their participation in elections still lags behind the population as a whole.

DREAM Act supporters outside of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's office - Photo: Catalina Jaramillo

DREAM Act Vote Anticipated in Congress’s Lame Duck Session

Congressional leaders will make a push for the DREAM Act, a bill that would create a path towards legalization for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrant youth, before Republicans take over the House in 2011.

Nikki Haley, Governor-Elect of South Carolina - Photo: Mary Austin

Ethnic Candidates Rise to Top Posts in Midterm Elections

Last week’s elections resulted in victories for a large number of Republican candidates with immigrant roots.

The general election is November 2 - Photo: Rob Boudon/flickr

Immigration Reform Advocates Campaign for Votes

A $300,000 effort led by the immigration reform movement aims to bring Hispanic voters to the polls in November to support Democratic candidates.

The 39th district in Queens, NY - Photo: Catalina Jaramillo

Against All Odds, Monserrate Still In The Fight

Hiram Monserrate, who was forced to resign from the NY State Senate after being convicted of attacking his girlfriend, is trying to stage a political comeback. Experts are not counting him out in his Primary race against Francisco Moya who has won numerous endorsements.

SB 1070 is a defining issue this election season - Photo: Fibonacci Blue/flickr
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SB 1070 Major Issue in Republican Primary Wins

Republican candidates who favor greater restrictions on immigration won races in Arizona and Florida.