2016 Presidential Candidates

  • Latino bloggers wait for presidential candidates’ response to special survey on issues pertinent to Latino electorate

    LatinaLista — Depending on the source, recent headlines have touted Obama and McCain of either "pandering" for the Latino vote or "courting" it. Given that both men have been or will be appearing at national Latino or Latino-participant events (NALEO, LULAC, NCLR, UNITY 08), it's obvious they both want to be seen...

  • LULAC appearances by McCain and Obama underscore sensitivity of immigration issue

    LatinaLista — Part of the expectations of any niche group, that is lucky enough to snag a high-profile speaker, is that the speaker's remarks will be specifically tailored to the group and reveal, if not startling news, something to maintain a buzz after the applause dies down. That certainly had to have...

  • Latina Vote campaign challenges Latinas in anticipation of November election

    LatinaLista — There's a new campaign underway to register as many Latinas as possible who are as yet unregistered to vote come November. The Latina Vote campaign spearheaded by the Southwest Voter Registration and Education (SVREP) organization has been building momentum over the past several months. It now has a dedicated web...

  • McCain’s visit to Mexico’s Basilica de Guadalupe is misguided campaign move

    LatinaLista — An odd thing happened this morning in Mexico City where Sen. John McCain is "having talks" with Mexican President Felipe Calderon. McCain, his wife and entourage, descended upon the Basilica de Guadalupe, at 8 a.m. The Basilica is the Mexican version of Mecca for Catholics of Mexican descent. In fact,...

  • Presidential campaign stops in Latin America and Europe mean little for US voters

    LatinaLista — It's long been known that the rest of the world is anxiously watching our presidential campaign as if it were a primetime drama. Now, it seems that both candidates want to include that global audience in their elections. Obama plans to go to the Mideast and Europe. McCain left for...

  • Miami’s El Nuevo Herald states McCain is the favored candidate by Hispanic voters. Huh?

    (Update Correction (6/25/08): When originally posted, we failed to notice that the referenced article was an Associated Press article and not one originally reported on by El Nuevo Herald staff. Our apologies. Yet, the basic premise of the post is correct and today, the Associated Press, issued a correction of their own...

  • Young singer moves past political fallout over penning song for Hillary

    LatinaLista — Back during the height of Hillary Clinton's popularity when she was campaigning in South Texas, a 21-year-old Rio Grande Valley singer named Dulce Maria Gonzalez wrote a song just for Hillary — and in the process found herself thrust into the national spotlight in a way she never dreamed would...

  • The clock is ticking — Latinos wait to be included in Obama’s campaign

    LatinaLista — There has been (g)rumbling throughout the Latino blogosphere as to what is taking the Obama campaign so long to reach out to the rest of the Latino electorate that aren't yet completely sold on his candidacy — and to those who are. (Source: boston.com) With news that McCain held a...

  • An analysis of who Obama won’t pick for his vice president

    LatinaLista — The question of who will eventually be Barack Obama's running mate is much more of a nail-biter than John McCain's choice. Why? Because of an issue that has reared its ugly head and has shown us that even though we live in the 21st Century, we are still not without...

  • Guest Voz: Sen. Bob Menendez announces legislation to prevent government detention of legal citizens caught in immigration sweeps

    LatinaLista — As Latina Lista posted yesterday, a bill for the medical care and humane treatment of detained undocumented immigrants while in detention was presented to the Senate this week. One of the sponsors of the bill, New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez said, “We cannot forget that everyone who immigrates to this...

  • New political music video contest pays contestants who qualify for grand prize

    LatinaLista — During the run-off between Obama and Clinton, YouTube became music party headquarters. Every music video, from mariachi to hip hop, singing the praises of their particular candidate could be seen — and they were. Some of these videos registered over 10,000 views. Well, some folks want to recreate this kind...

  • A Latino vote that made a difference and is sending chills down the spines of city officials

    LatinaLista — The Latino swing vote has arrived early and if the city officials of Dallas, Texas are any indication, it will be an unsettling experience for the nation. Dallas is not unlike hundreds of other metropolitan cities across the country creating new urban developments to take their city into the 21st...

  • If Obama wants the Latino vote, three goals must be included in his campaign strategy

    LatinaLista — A new Gallup report reveals that when it comes to a showdown between Obama and McCain, McCain is the one with the "Latino problem." (Source: Gallup) While Clinton is considered the candidate who was able to attract more Latino voters, than even Latino New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, Obama has...

  • Primary Update: Democratic Leaders put an official end to further campaigning by Clinton

    Latina Lista finally got a hold of the group spearheading the initiative to have Sen. Clinton run as an Independent. According to Robin Carlson, no one from the Clinton campaign has contacted the group nor has Sen. Clinton. Carlson says that this is all their idea which they are going forth with....

  • Did Hillary’s speech leave open a run as an Independent?

    LatinaLista — As expected, the buzz everywhere today is about Hillary's speech last night. Early reports from her campaign had said not to expect a concession speech — and she didn't disappoint. Sen. Clinton thanks everyone for their support on June 3, 2008. (Source: CNN) In our last post, we felt last...

  • Thank you Hillary

    LatinaLista — It looks like it's finally the end of the road for Hillary Clinton's bid for the presidency. Though conflicting reports have been posted all day — will she concede or won't she — it looks like she doesn't personally have to concede because it's being done for her. Sen. Hillary...

  • When will Democrats smarten up and realize they’re being set up as the fall-guy for Bush Administration’s deportation overkill?

    LatinaLista — It's official — the Bush Administration can't leave the kind of Mideast legacy that they envisioned entailing where this President would be honored and thanked by people of the Mideast for bringing democracy and relieving oppression in their lands, while securing oil interests for the US. No, this Administration is...

  • Spanish music artists continue the endorsement split between Clinton and Obama

    LatinaLista — With the Puerto Rican primary just two days away, several prominent Latin music artists are singing their endorsements. As expected, it's a split between Clinton and Obama. Clinton is expected to sweep the islands with a win. In fact, it's being reported on a blog at her site that she...

  • Mexico must put machismo pride aside and accept the Congressionally-revised Merida Initiative

    LatinaLista — The day before yesterday in Culiacan, Sinaloa seven federal agents were killed, presumably at the hands of the Sinaloa drug cartel. In spite of this loss of life, the Attorney General of Mexico, Eduardo Medina Mora, assured a reporter during an interview that "although it doesn't seem like it, all...

  • McCain’s Memorial Day “Hispanic ad” delivers mixed message

    LatinaLista — Lately, there has been an inordinate amount of articles written about the Republican presidential nominee John McCain and his chances with the Hispanic electorate. It seems McCain must be reading these articles because yesterday, for Memorial Day, his campaign released a new web ad supposedly honoring Hispanic soldiers and hitting...

  • Former high-ranking Latina in Clinton’s campaign is ready to work for Obama. Are Clinton-Latinos ready to do the same?

    LatinaLista — Not much has been heard from Patti Solis Doyle since her less than graceful exit as Hillary Clinton's campaign manager back in February. Former Clinton campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle Ousted after illustrating that she just didn't quite have what it takes to run a presidential campaign, Solis Doyle's official...

  • New Texas Mayor Wants the Expulsion of Undocumented Immigrants to be a Town Project

    LatinaLista — Undocumented residents who live in Farmers Branch and Carrollton, Texas have been put on notice. Weekend elections held in these two suburbs north of Dallas have resulted in the elections of two mayors who share the same agenda: to drive out undocumented immigrants living within their boundaries. Farmers Branch new...

  • The President and Presidential Contenders Issue Statements about Cinco de Mayo: Who’s really in touch with the Latino community?

    LatinaLista — Sixty-four percent of the Hispanic population is comprised of people of Mexican ancestry. That's 9 percent of the total population or 28.3 million people. It's not a big mystery as to why Mexicans comprise the largest part of the U.S. Latino population — proximity to Mexico and the long history...

  • “Hoo” are Hispanic Hoosiers Leaning Towards for President?

    LatinaLista — It's being reported on the Indystar.com web site that almost 90,000 Hoosiers have already cast their ballots in early voting. (Source: El Mexicano News) And the big question on everyone's minds is how Hispanic Hoosiers will vote? Will they give the election to Clinton or Obama? Does it really matter?...

  • New web site invites the world to share their opinions with American Voters

    LatinaLista — Since the launch of the presidential campaigns, it's been no secret that the rest of the world is closely watching what is happening in the United States regarding the course of the elections. That was seen last year with the launch of the bilingual Mexican website ¡México Decide! E.E.U.U. Elecciones...