Bush could nab Latino endorsement

By Anthony York



Salon Staff
September 12, 2000 11:13PM (UTC)

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Not likely. Latino voters have swelled in number after the passage of Propositions 187 and 209 here in California, which were initiatives geared against both resident and non-resident Latinos.

There is also the debacle that Latino voters vividly recall that took place when the University of California Regents tried to slam the door on minorities trying to enroll. Also keep in mind the election of Loretta Sanchez, a Democrat, who unseated none other than "B-1 Bob" Dornan with the help of a massive surge of the Latino vote in Orange County, a highly conservative region.

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The Democrats also held their convention in Los Angeles, which holds the second biggest Latino population in the world outside of Mexico City, so if anything, that's another area where "W." will have to catch up.

By the way, when was the last time anyone heard about "P" after that report of his breaking into an ex-girlfriend's house?

-- John Larson

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