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Roll Call Op-Ed: Congress Needs to Act Now to Help Puerto Rico

By Cristóbal J. Alex Democrats heavily courted the Latino vote in the 2012 election, successfully turning out a record 11.2 million Latinos. Latinos – who accounted for 8.4 percent of the vote – did not only help President Barack Obama win key battleground states, they also helped to elect many members of Congress. But now …

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NBC News: Latino Victory Foundation Celebrates Milestone, Takes New Step

BY JESSICA MONTOYA COGGINS Caption: On foreground, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, and actress and activist Eva Longoria in the background among the audience at the “Latino Talks” event of the Latino Victory Foundation on May 4 in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, DC — Before a packed crowd at The Hamilton in Washington D.C., …

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San Antonio Express-News: Latino Victory Project moves forward undaunted

By Bill Lambrecht, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A year ago, actress Eva Longoria and San Antonio businessman Henry Muñoz formed an organization they hope will propel the fast-growing Latino population into elective office and positions of power across the country. Those goals proved elusive in the 2014 elections in Texas and elsewhere. But at an …

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Buzzfeed: Clinton Campaign Brings On Jose Villarreal As Campaign Treasurer

By: ADRIAN CARRASQUILLO Buzzfeed A day after Hillary Clinton’s announcement, Villarreal joins political director Amanda Renteria as Latinos in top positions on the campaign, BuzzFeed News has learned. A day after the long-expected announcement that Hillary Clinton is running for president in 2016, she has hired Jose Villarreal, a Latino with deep ties to the …

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National Journal: Meet the Woman Harry Reid Wants to Replace Him in the Senate

BY: ANDREA DRUSCH NATIONAL JOURNAL Harry Reid’s favored candidate to keep his Senate seat in the Democratic column is in many ways a stark contrast with himself: a Latina prosecutor who has only run one competitive political race in her career. Yet Democrats are abuzz about former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, who Reid …

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The Huffington Post: Latino Victory Fund Throws Its Support Behind ‘Chuy’ Garcia In Chicago Race

ROQUE PLANAS The Huffington Post The Latino Victory Fund will back Jesús “Chuy” Garcia in the Chicago mayoral election, the group announced Monday. In a press statement outlining its slate of endorsed candidates for 2015, the political action committee, dedicated to helping propel Hispanics into elected offices, said it would also back Nelson Diaz for …

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NBC News: Chuy Garcia Picks Up Latino Victory Fund Mayoral Endorsement

BY SUZANNE GAMBOA NBC News Chicago mayoral contender Jesus “Chuy” Garcia picked up the endorsement of the Latino Victory Fund Monday, reflecting the growing national interest in his candidacy as he takes on incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The fund, which backs Latinos seeking elected office to increase their numbers, also endorsed Nelson Diaz, who is …

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BuzzFeed News Report:The Koch Brother Funded Latino Group that Democrats Fear and Loathe

The Libre Initiative helps immigrants learn to drive in Nevada, does food banks in Texas and holds free health clinics in Florida. So why are Democrats in key states ringing alarm bells up to the national party about the organization? By: Adrian Carrasquillo BuzzFeed News Reporter Last August, Pastor Marcus Burgos brought a group to …

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