Several polls anticipate that the November 8 midterm elections in the United States may be very close. And both political parties have Hispanic candidates, a nod to an electorate that slowly but steadily increases its influence each electoral cycle.
In the Republican Party they are convinced that many voters in that community identify with the values of the red caucus.
“We come to work and improve the family. We don’t want to stay in one place and stay in the same place we arrived. If we do not want to improve the family. And the Republicans have realized that yes, that is what they are looking for,” says Republican analyst José Ramón Pérez Roque.
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In that party, for example, representative Mayra Flores is running for re-election. She already caused a surprise in the summer, ending nearly a century of Democratic control in South Texas.
Former Mayor Lori Chavez-DeRemer is running for a Western Oregon seat. While Michelle García Holmes and Alexis Martínez Johnson challenge two Democratic incumbents in New Mexico.
The Democrats also have several Latino candidates… who, above all, are carrying the immigration issue as their flag in these elections.
“The immigration issue continues to be something extremely important because we have a large percentage of our population that is still undocumented or with DACA,” said analyst Brenda López.
On the Democratic front, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto is seeking re-election in Nevada. and Maxwell Alejandro Frost is an Afro-Cuban who aspires to Congress and wants to end the conservative vote of Cubans in Florida.
A very close race is expected in Texas, between Democratic representative Henry Cuéllar and ultra-conservative Republican Cassy Garcia.
In Florida, it’s a bit the same. Among the Democratic candidate Annette Taddeo, who seeks to snatch the seat of the Republican María Elvira Salazar.
Although Latinos make up approximately 19% of the US population, a Pew Research Center report found that they are deeply underrepresented in politics.
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