Gebe Martinez


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Too Many to Ignore Report
Nevada Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) greets supporters after speaking at a rally held by members of the Hispanic community on October 16, 2010, in Las Vegas. There are six tight Senate contests in states where Latino voters can influence the outcome: California. Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, and Nevada. (AP/Julie Jacobson)

Too Many to Ignore

Angela M. Kelley and Gebe Martinez show how Latinos are poised to play a major role in the upcoming midterm elections.

Angela Maria Kelley, Gebe Martinez

Voters Want Solutions Article
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum concedes his bid for governor ro Rick Scott. McCollum was the favorite to win the primary until he reversed his immigration stance and lost the support of influential Hispanic leaders. (AP/John Raoux)

Voters Want Solutions

Recent primaries may make it seem like opposing smart immigration reform is a recipe for success, but it’s sure to cause Latino backlash in November, writes Gebe Martinez.

Gebe Martinez

How Not to Court Latino Voters Article
Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman, above, who ran in New York's 23rd District for Congress, started out with a well-reasoned message about immigration on his website but allowed his talking points to be overtaken by hardline radio advertising. (AP/Seth Wenig)

How Not to Court Latino Voters

The ways immigration was used in key election campaigns this year offer lessons for dealing with the issue and winning over Latinos, writes Gebe Martinez.

Gebe Martinez