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  •  Who was the Democrat in that race? And how (0+ / 0-)

    big was the Martinez outreach to the Latino community vs the Democratic candidate?

    And was the state bombarded with a lot of corporate ads by Rove's people?  

    •  This is how GOP will win Latinos. (0+ / 0-)

      They will find Latino GOP'ers to run for Gov or Senator, like Sandoval in Nevada, and they will get the Latino vote because of brotherhood.  Those R's will then raise GOP babies just waiting to go off.

      opposition's plans for this country ought to give the public the same kind of adrenaline that a rough shoulder gives an all-night driver. - Chimpy (Kossack)

      by rainmanjr on Mon Nov 08, 2010 at 10:09:23 AM PST

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      •  This is assuming that (2+ / 0-)
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        Latinos are simple-minded and only vote based on ethnicity. It doesn't work with Black voters, and I have absolutely no reason to believe that it will work with Latino voters.

        A Black or Brown person fronting a white-oriented and  anti-minority establishment does not not fool the minority voter. Ask yourself, how many Blacks have flocked to the Republicans since they hired Michael Steele?

        •  Sandoval won Nv despite supporting Az law. (0+ / 0-)

          How do you explain that?  I think many do vote for ethnicity despite their better interests.  Many blacks and whites do the same thing.  Many do not.  Region plays a part in that voting as well as many other things (PR, GOTV and such).

          opposition's plans for this country ought to give the public the same kind of adrenaline that a rough shoulder gives an all-night driver. - Chimpy (Kossack)

          by rainmanjr on Mon Nov 08, 2010 at 10:37:30 PM PST

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    •  Diane Denish, (2+ / 0-)
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      wishingwell, Zack from the SFV

      the Lt. Governor, was the Democratic candidate for governor. She was tainted by the Richardson administration which she worked closely with.

      Martinez successfully ran as a moderate here, and Denish just never seemed to pick up any momentum.

      The Hispanic community in NM has a different character, being more native and less immigrant than in other states, though that's changing somewhat, especially along the border.

      I'd be interested to see what if any demographic shifts are taking place in the 2nd Congressional district, which is R+6 (the 2nd is basically the whole southern half of the state of New Mexico).

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