When I think of Texas, I tend to “think Mexican” especially if I have on my Latino politics lens. Obviously, the proximity to the border, the food, and Tex-Mex music evoke feelings of Mexican-American nostalgia. And I know that the Latino population is diverse beyond the large Mexican-American population and that citizens can be well represented by someone from any particular group. But should Republican Ted Cruz win the Senate seat being vacated by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, he would become the third Cuban-American (and third Latino) in the United States Senate. And not surprisingly, he takes similar policy positions in regards to immigration as Marco Rubio. If you want to learn more, read this piece I wrote today.
What are your thoughts about Ted Cruz? Do you think the raza in Texas will come out to support him?