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Elex day was a good day for Hispanic Republicans, too

From the Pew Hispanic Center:

Tuesday's midterm elections were historic for Hispanics. For the first time ever, three Latino candidates-all of them Republicans-won top statewide offices.

New Mexico: nation's first Latina governor, Republican Susana Martinez

Nevada: Republican Brian Sandoval won the governor's race and became Nevada's first Hispanic governor.

Florida: Republican Marco Rubio won the U.S. Senate race.

But Democratsh should not despair, says Pew Hispanic Center:

"Despite these big top-of-the-ticket wins for Republican Hispanic candidates, Latino voters continued their strong support for Democratic candidates nationwide. National exit poll results show that Democrats had a nearly two-to-one advantage - 64 percent vs. 34 percent -over Republicans in U.S. House races among Latino voters.

In other statewide races, Democratic candidates won the Latino vote, usually by wide margins. 

Overall, according to the national exit poll, Latinos represented 8% of all voters, unchanged from 2006.'' 

The report, "The Latino Vote in the 2010 Elections," authored by Mark Hugo Lopez, Associate Director of the Pew Hispanic Center, is available at the Pew Hispanic Center's website, www.pewhispanic.org.

 

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