Tag: campaign_2012

Louisiana Gov Bobby Jindal

Parties Ignore Asian-American Voters at their Own Peril

A new poll suggests that Asian Americans could tilt the race in favor of either President Obama or Governor Mitt Romney.

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De Leon Commentary: ‘Estamos Unidos’ President Obama Woos En Español

The Obama campaign unleashed a $25 million advertising blitz targeting Latino voters in the battleground states of Florida, Nevada and Colorado.


Campaigns and Voters are Wired Like Never Before – Is that Good?

Any control that campaigns had over messaging is lost as we, a collective audience, “like,” upload, and review the best and the worst of politics through YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Fi2W reporter Aswini Anburajan wrote this piece for our partner, WNYC’s It’s A Free Country.


On Eve of Arizona Primary, a Look at Latino Voters in the State

On our radio partner WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, Phoenix based reporter Valeria Fernandez gave insight into how Latinos are eyeing the GOP candidates.

Republican contender Mitt Romney

Podcast: Latino Republicans and the Florida Primary

About 11 per cent of Florida’s registered Republicans are Latino. How they vote could have a significant impact on the outcome of Tuesday’s GOP Primary.

U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio from Florida speaks at CPAC - Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

Eyes on Marco Rubio as GOP Field Pivots to Florida

As eyes turn from South Carolina to Florida for the GOP primaries, one Republican Senator who isn’t even running for president is sharing the spotlight with the Republican presidential candidates.

GOP candidate Mitt Romney

De Leon: Romney is Out of Touch With Voters on Immigration

According to the latest Gallup poll, only three percent of Americans say immigration is the most important problem facing the country today, but candidate Mitt Romney insists on making his stance ultra-conservative. Is that the direction he should be taking the GOP?

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De Leon: Many Immigrants Yearn to Contribute to Political Campaigns

The Supreme Court upheld a statute this week against foreigners making financial contributions to any elections in the U.S. Only legal permanent residents are allowed to contribute funds, but anyone, no matter their legal status, can volunteer their time for a campaign.

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Podcast: Latino Perspectives on the 2012 New Hampshire Primary

Reporters Pilar Marrero and Valeria Fernandez are on the campaign trail in New Hampshire. They’ve been talking to voters about the economy and immigration.


Every Vote Counts – GOP Candidates Speak to Latinos in New Hampshire

Latinos make up a tiny fraction of the New Hampshire population, but Gingrich and Romney both had words for immigrants over the weekend, as the candidates count down the hours to primary day.