THE ELECTION Vital but misunderstood Hispanic voters BY RANDY FALCO univision.com According to national Election Day exit polls, Hispanics were 10 percent of the American electorate, a one-percentage point increase from 2008. In key Western states like Colorado, where Hispanics represent 14 percent of voters, or Nevada, where they are 18 percent of voters, or Read More
The growth of the Hispanic population in the United States also brings with it new voters. Both Democrats and Republicans are trying to win their vote in key battleground states. Read the full Wall Street Journal article here and take a look at key points in the supporting infographic.
An excerpt from “Latino Boom 2.0 ” publishing this Fall According to Census data, every month, 50,000 Latino citizens turn 18 and are therefore eligible to vote. The American electorate is growing by the minute: the National Association of Elected Latino Officials (NALEO) projects that at least 12.2 million Hispanics will turn out to vote Read More
National Journal, Univision News and ABC News partnered to produce “The Democratic Party in Tomorrow’s America: The Hispanic Surge and the New Landscape of American Politics,” at the Democratic National Convention. The invitation-only event featured Univision news anchor, Maria Elena Salinas, National Journal’s Ronald Brownstein, and ABC News’ Jake Tapper as well as appearances by Rep. Read More
Matt Barreto, founding principal at Latino Decisions and associate professor in political science at the University of Washington, discusses how better outreach from both President Obama and Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns could lead to better voter participation from Latinos.
Senator Marco Rubio’s first interview since being elected senator in 2010 with Univision’s Jorge Ramos. In the interview he promotes his newly-released autobiography, An American Son, and also addresses many controversial issues and topics, such as the Florida Republican’s position on immigration reform.
Karl Rove and Joe Trippi discuss the importance of the Latino vote in the upcoming presidential election and what each camp must do to improve their relationship to this key swing voter.
As both the Obama and the Romney campaigns launch national outreach initiatives to court the Hispanic vote, Gwen Iffil talks to Sen. Bob Menendez (D) and Betina Inlcan, Director of Hispanic Outreach for the RNC, about what each side needs to do to attract the swing Hispanic voter.
MSNBC host, Andrea Mitchell discusses the formidable presence Hispanic voters have in key swing states and the lack of movement on both Immigration Reform and the Dream Act with Stephanie Cutter of the Obama Campaign.
WSJ’s Laura Meckler examines struggles facing Mitt Romney’s campaign in gathering support among the U.S. Hispanic population on Wall Street Journal Live, including where Hispanic support for the GOP party is today and who the potential VP running mates might be.
AdAge- March 6, 2012 by Chiqui Cartagena Republicans Have Fences to Mend With Hispanic Community The Time magazine cover story “Yo Decido. Why Latinos will pick the next President” might seem shocking to some, but according to at least one well-respected political consultant, Latinos have already picked one president: W. In a panel discussion addressing Read More
A panel of conservative experts, including John LeBoutillier, Pat Cadell and Fox News Latino Contributor, Lili Gil discuss what GOP candidates have done so far in the campaign trail which has left Latino Voters feeling like GOP doesn’t care about them or even worse, are hostile toward them.
CNN’s Sr. Latin American Affairs Editor, Rafael Romo and political analyst Charles Garcia, discuss the demographic shifts in the Latino population and how it might affect the outcome of the elections in swing states.
Political experts from both parties are talking about the Power of the Latino Vote in 2012. IN 2008, 40% of new voters were Hispanic. This year, as many as 14 million Latinos are expected to turn out and vote. Many pundits say that in 12 of the 15 key “swing” states Latino voters could easily Read More
NBC’s Mark Murray and Domenico Montanaro talk about the various issues that concern Latinos and how the recent Contraceptive insurance deal may or may not affect the Latino Vote in 2012.
By: UNIVISION NEWS Channel: Politics At the second and final “Meet the Candidates” event organized by Univision on Wednesday, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney defended his tough stance on illegal immigration, explaining his self-deportation plan. He also expounded on his net worth in light of his disclosure this week of his tax plan. Romney also Read More
In a “mano a mano” interview with Univision’s Jorge Ramos at the network’s Miami studios, GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich answered questions regarding his position on immigration, Cuba and his lack of appeal to the Hispanic community, a decisive voting bloc.
Political campaigns share a lot with marketing campaigns. They must quickly and effectively get their message out and reach their target audience in order to win market share or in this case, elections. But what marketers have known, and been doing now for several decades, is still new to the political arena: connecting with Latino audiences.
Former Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Ed Gillespie talked up his party’s efforts to reach out to Latino voters and defended its economic and fiscal policies during an appearance in September on Univision’s public-affairs program Al Punto.
In light of the demographic data that was released by the 2010 Census, both parties are seeking to win the critically important Latino Vote. In this interview Pat Buchanan and Ron Brownstein of the National Journal Group discuss what each party has to do to get the Hispanic Vote.
Hispanic market expert Lili Gil talks about the importance of the Latino voter for both GOP and Democrats on Fox News Live. This clip discusses how to connect with Latinos, in terms of message relevancy and focusing on key swing vote states with issues that Hispanics care about.
Moderated by Errol Louis, Host of Inside City Hall, NY1 this hour-long panel with top-tier political consultants analyzes the impact technology has had on local, state and national political campaigns. At minute 30, they discuss the growing Hispanic vote and its new found influence in the Rust belt states.
Univision’s political correspondent, Jordan Fabian, moderates a panel of political experts delving into the importance of the Latino Voters on the 2012 Elections. Panelist are Mark Mellman, President, CEO, The Mellman Group; Lionel Sosa, Political Consultant, Garcia LKS; Chiqui Cartagena, author of “Latino Boom”, VP Corporate Marketing, Univision and Ben Smith, Politico.com.
Univision’s audience is the youngest of the top five broadcast networks, on average 10 years younger than ABC, NBC, CBS or FOX. In fact, in 2011 it was the #1 Network on Friday nights with Adults 18-34 and beat NBC in Prime 195 nights with Adults 18-49.
Politico, December 11, 2011 By Randy Falco Political observers regularly draw parallels between political communications and consumer marketing. Whether it’s increasing use of social media, data mining or breakthrough creative style, political campaigns and consumer ad campaigns are always watching each other — looking for the next great idea. In 2012, no trend may be Read More
The census results are in. Hispanics number over 50 million in the United States. Learn more about Census over the last decades and into 2010 in this video.
– By: Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, NALEO Educational Fund This will be a special Fourth of July. In 2011, the United States will celebrate the 235th anniversary of its founding, and for the first time, Americans of Hispanic descent will join in the celebration as the nation’s Read More