Here in New Mexico, a significant amount of Latinos consider themselves "Spanish" instead of Mexican. Especially in Northern New Mexico.
I know there are significant populations of people from Cuba, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and other latino nations.
Traveling to Mexico in and of itself doesn't mean Latinos are going to vote for him. If he has the right stances on the issues we will vote for him. Which I believe he does on many issues, so I will be voting for him. Whether or not he travels to Mexico.
PS: I think his time would be much better spent in NEW Mexico.
Oh, except that in New Mexico, where we have the highest percentage of registered Hispanic voters of any state in the nation, Obama is tied or nine points ahead of McCain, depending on if you believe SurveyUSA or Rasmussen's polling.
And our Hispanic governor (Richardson) backed Obama. And rank and file Hispanic Democrats are behind Obama. I really wish this whole "brown people are racist!" meme would die since there is NO evidence for it. At all.
[B]oth campaigns insisted that any citizen-based town hall event had to be open to all television outlets, be available on the Internet, and not be sponsored or organized by a single news organization. Further the campaigns stressed that the town hall meeting would not be moderated by the press.
I'm sure that no network wants to be the one that ISN'T showing the debate when everyone else can and follow it up with an hour of lucrative pontificating upon who "won".
Nope. Tom was in the Third district. Pearce, who will be facing Tom in the general, is in the 2nd. Wilson, who lost to Pearce in the primary, is in the 1st.
All three are open. And Democrats have good chances in all the seats -- but we will be outspent by oil and gas interests. So we need to fight back with small donations from many supporters. These are all candidates that can win in November and they all:
1) Oppose the war in Iraq
Want more renewable energy
Would be the best choice for their district by a longshot.