Author: Rafael Bernal

GOP sees chance to steal Hispanic voters from Democrats

Republicans are actively courting Hispanic voters in key competitive House districts, hoping to peel away voters from Democrats repeating their historical pattern of investing little and late in reaching out to Latinos. The GOP’s approach is a danger to Democrats as Hispanic voters are likely to play a key role in at least a dozen districts in…

Education secretary, first lady to announce American Rescue Plan education grants

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and First Lady Jill Biden on Wednesday will announce the final set of education grants under the American Rescue Plan (ARP), The Hill has learned. Cardona and Biden will be joined by ARP Coordinator Gene Sperling and leadership from the Community College of Philadelphia, Coahoma Community College and Southwestern Michigan College…

Hispanic Caucus endorses Michelle Vallejo in Texas toss-up

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus campaign arm on Monday announced its endorsement of Democrat Michelle Vallejo in an open South Texas House race that’s being aggressively targeted by the GOP. Bold PAC, the Hispanic Caucus campaign arm, threw its weight behind Vallejo, a small business owner who in May won a primary runoff by 30 votes….

DACA court hearing energizes advocates on both sides

An appellate court on Wednesday heard arguments on a key immigration case that could determine the future of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants. The case, which involves the legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, riled up opponents and supporters of the Obama-era program, but it’s unlikely to be resolved anytime…

Beer CEOs to Biden: Can Trump’s aluminum tariffs

The heads of four top beer breweries on Tuesday called on President Biden to slash tariffs on aluminum imports as a measure to fight inflation. In a letter to Biden, Gavin Hattersley, president and CEO of the Molson Coors Beverage Company; Brendan Whitworth, CEO of Anheuser-Busch; Jim Sabia, president of the beer division of Constellation…

GOP Spanish-language ad hits Senate Democrats on economy

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a Spanish-language ad in four states Friday, targeting vulnerable Senate Democrats on the economy. The ad focuses on the American dream, saying Democrats have “allowed the hope for a better life to become a relic of the past.” It’s slated to run in Georgia, targeting Sen. Raphael Warnock (D);…

Top Latino group endorses House candidates in Florida, Hawaii

The Latino Victory Fund on Thursday endorsed two Hispanic House candidates, Patrick Branco in Hawaii and Annette Taddeo in Florida. “At a time when our democracy, civil rights, and reproductive rights are all on the ballot in November, we can’t give one single inch in congressional races because there’s so much at stake,” said Nathalie…

Hispanic super PAC releases gun control ad

The country’s largest Hispanic-oriented super PAC on Thursday released a Spanish-language ad linking Republicans to gun violence. The ad released by Nuestro PAC, a group that promotes increased outreach to Hispanic voters, will air exclusively in Spanish, with a six-figure investment by the PAC. “The frustration in the community started with the local Uvalde community…

Harris to address conference of Latino elected officials

Vice President Harris will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) annual conference, the group announced Wednesday. The 2022 conference will take place in Chicago, and it will be the group’s first in-person conference since 2019. “It is an honor to have Vice President Kamala Harris…