Dems Have a Huge Day with Latinos

Human Rights

Mike Allen, writing for Politico:

Republicans’ dilemma in connecting with the growing Hispanic electorate will be on vivid display Tuesday: GOP members of the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote overwhelmingly against confirming Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latino nominee to the Supreme Court. And the Democratic Party chairman will address the nation’s largest Latino political group — partly in Spanish. No national GOP official is speaking.

Only one of the seven Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee has said he will support Sotomayor during Tuesday’s vote. Most have said they will vote against her, including the panel’s top Republican, Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama.

Barack Obama won handily among Hispanics in November, and Republican strategists realize the party has little hope of winning a national election without a dramatic improvement among that growing voter group. It’s an especially important target in the Mountain West, which is becoming a key to the presidency.

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