Entries Tagged as 'Sen. Mel Martinez'

Senator Mel Martinez to leave the Senate when his term expires

December 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL), former HUD Secretary, has said that he’s leaving the Senate after his term expires in 2010. Last October, we blogged about him leaving the chairmanship of the GOP, after expressing frustration with the tone that his party has taken with the immigration issue. The blog at America’s Voice has a pretty […]

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Tags: GOP · Immigration · Sen. Mel Martinez

Seneca’s take on Latino Leadership in Washington, D.C.

November 12th, 2008 · 9 Comments

In Washington, it is most difficult to obtain or discover any vignettes or indiscretions by Latinos because the vast majority simply do not hang out in the nation’s capital after hours or on weekends. Perhaps this is one of many reasons why only one Latino member of Congress is considered to be part of the Washington inner […]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Jewish - Latino relations · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Silvestre Reyes · Sen. Mel Martinez · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca

Introducing Seneca, dropping knowledge about the Latino Political World from D.C.

November 8th, 2008 · 15 Comments

For those of you who did not have the opportunity to study the classics, Seneca was a philosopher who guided the young emperor Nero. Seneca is famous for saying, “Speech devoted to truth should be straightforward and plain.” Seneca, our Washington, D.C. contributor, will chime in to provide our raza with some news and observations […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Ben Ray Lujan · Bill Richardson · Carlos Gutierrez · Federico Peña · Henry Cisneros · Sen. Ken Salazar · Sen. Mel Martinez

A matter of record, Hillary Clinton’s Senate Record. Has she really been fighting for “us”?

March 4th, 2008 · 17 Comments

Hillary Clinton likes to tell us that she has been “vetted” and has thirty-five years of experience fighting for us. As most people know, she was the first lady of Arkansas and the US, and she worked at the Children’s Defense Fund right out of law school and house judiciary committee during the Watergate scandal. […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · GOP · Hillary Clinton · John McCain · Presidential Elections · Sen. Ken Salazar · Sen. Mel Martinez

Mel Martinez, the GOP’s highest ranking Latino official, resigns on Friday

October 20th, 2007 · 10 Comments

Florida Senator Mel Martinez has left his position as general chairman of the Republican National Committee. He did not mention the immigration issue specifically as his reason for leaving, but he had recently expressed frustration and disappointment in the tone of the immigration debate as it is playing out in his party. Martinez has warned […]

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Tags: GOP · GWB · Immigration · Sen. Mel Martinez