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Thursday, July 01, 2004

Hispanic Concerns Ignored?

From the Washington Post:

Latino voters are concerned that issues of particular interest to them will be overlooked in the presidential campaign because they live mostly outside battleground states, according to panelists who spoke at a meeting of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.

About 75 percent of the nation's Hispanics live in California, Texas, Illinois, New York and Florida, and only Florida is considered a battleground state. At town hall meetings NALEO sponsored in five cities across the country, the panelists said, participants expressed concern about the attention the candidates would pay to issues important to them -- education, immigration, jobs and health care.

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