Friday, November 26, 2010

As Hispanic Population Grows, Political Parties Vie for Latino Hearts, Minds

I hope Latinos study the issues and parties (better than many of the rest of us) and vote for reasons other than flashy ads. Their votes are very important. - - Donna Poisl

by Dan Zeiger

In recent years, the Del Yaqui Restaurant in Guadalupe has been a barometer of the battle over the political hearts and minds of Latino voters.

Lunchtime tension was so high during the Maricopa County Sheriff Office's crime sweeps of the town in 2008, when a picture of Sheriff Joe Arpaio was put up in the restaurant as a joke, an enraged patron tore it down. And this year, the staff saw clientele disappear after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed SB 1070.
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