Monday, January 30, 2012

Latinos and Immigrants in Florida

From the Center for American Progress:

As Floridians Head to the Polls for the GOP Primary Here Is What You Need to Know About Latinos and Immigrants in the State

Tomorrow Floridians will go to the polls in their state’s GOP primary. Latino voters make up 16 percent of the eligible voting population, and will play a significant role in deciding the outcome of the contest. The Center for American Progress Action Fund has put together these resources on the role of Latinos and immigrants in Florida.

Ann Garcia and Philip E. Wolgin review the “Top 10 Things You Should Know About Florida’s Latinos and Immigrants,” (CAP) which looks at the power of Latino voters in the state, the role that they played in handing Sen. John McCain a win over Gov. Mitt Romney in the 2008 primaries, and how voters in the state feel about immigration. Both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have taken a tough approach to immigration that might ultimately alienate Latino voters.


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