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Grijalva emerges as contender for Interior Secretary — Richardson now leading candidate for Secretary of Commerce

November 22nd, 2008 · 4 Comments

Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) is one of my favorite Latinos in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. He’s a big conservationist, a strong advocate for national parks and endangered species, and is very committed to social justice. Congressman Grijalva actually was a John Edwards supporter before switching to Barack Obama back in January (I actually liked Edwards [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · John Edwards · Rep. Raul Grijalva

Villaraigosa snubbed at the DNC and lags on transportation issues back in LA

August 31st, 2008 · 6 Comments

Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa was not given an opportunity to give a high profile speech at the DNC last week because he was put in the same category as John Edwards, the subjects of recent cheating scandals that erupted in the public eye. So we’re a little over a year after the affair between Mayor [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Democratic Party · Education · John Edwards · Mirthala Salinas · Rep. Grace Napolitano · Rep. Hilda Solis

John Edwards affair – Learn from his mistake

August 10th, 2008 · 8 Comments

I really like John Edwards. He talks a good talk, is easy on the eyes, and seems to truly care about addressing some of the income inequalities in this country. His wife is articulate, supporting, and a fighter. And he has photogenic family. When rumors started to surface last fall about a mistress, I would [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Barack Obama · Democratic Party · John Edwards · Mirthala Salinas · Presidential Elections

America could use more politicians like John Edwards

May 15th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Before endorsing Barack Obama today, Senator John Edwards praised Hillary Clinton’s efforts and work in this presidential primary campaign calling her a “woman who is made of steel.” He spoke at length of her strengths and contributions to the Democratic Party in a classy and collegial manner. I have come to expect this from him. [...]

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Tags: Alberto Gonzales · Barack Obama · Education · Hillary Clinton · John Edwards · John McCain · Presidential Elections

Mayor Villaraigosa, stop campaigning for Hillary Clinton and get back to work in your city!

March 10th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Maybe Mayor Villaraigosa hasn’t done the math with the Democratic delegates, which reveal the dire situation for Team Clinton, but as late as last week, he was out on the campaign trail for Senator Clinton. And of course, there’s the whole irony of this 50-something wannabe playboy campaigning for Hillary Clinton. I guess Hillary Clinton [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Hillary Clinton · John Edwards · Steve Lopez · Uncategorized

More hype about Clinton and Obama courting the Latino vote. Will we end up being Clinton’s firewall?

January 30th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Hillary Clinton is counting on the Latino vote next week. As an arm chair pundit and scholar of politics, I wouldn’t count this voting block falling into line. Latinos tend to not participate in the system as much as we would expect or hope for them to. Additionally, I have discussed the recent political happenings with [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Hillary Clinton · John Edwards · Presidential Elections

Obama takes South Carolina and gets an important endorsement from Caroline Kennedy.

January 26th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Obama 55%, Clinton 27%, Edwards 18% Caroline Kennedy also threw her support behind Obama in moving op-ed piece in the NY Times. This might have some traction with Latinos. It isn’t uncommon to find pictures of JFK in Mexican-American homes, often placed next to a sketch of Christ or a photograph of the Pope. At [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Hillary Clinton · JFK · John Edwards · Kennedys · Presidential Elections

MLK Day, interesting letter from MLK III to John Edwards, and my take on tonight’s debate.

January 21st, 2008 · 5 Comments

Today when we honor Dr. King’s legacy with parades, memorials, and other tributes, I found this letter from his son to presidential candidate John Edwards: January 20, 2008 The Honorable John E. Edwards 410 Market Street Suite 400 Chapel Hill, NC 27516 Dear Senator Edwards: It was good meeting with you yesterday and discussing my [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Hillary Clinton · John Edwards · Presidential Elections