LATINO IN AMERICA: Courting their Vote
LATINO IN AMERICA: Courting their Vote -
Sunday, October 7 at 8:00pm & 11:00pm
Eastern and Pacific
Will Latino voters decide who becomes the next president? Nearly 60,000 Latinos turn 18 every month in the United States and many pollsters predict the Latino vote will make a difference in several of the most contested “battleground states” in 2012. CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien focuses on two people trying to tip the scales in their party’s favor in the swing state of Nevada, which has the fastest growing Hispanic community in the nation, in a state which has voted for the last 24 of 25 U.S. presidents. State senator Ruben Kihuen (D-Clark) rose to success in America after arriving with little more than a backpack from his native Guadalajara. He feels he’s ideal for Latino voter outreach efforts because his life reflects many of the issues important to Latino voters. Cecilia Aldana, a GOP activist feels she can help her party do more to reach Latino voters by improving their outreach – and language – about Latinos. She wants Republicans to focus on jobs, business-friendly immigration policies, and education. O’Brien also interviews Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) and Hector Barreto (R), chairman of The Latino Coalition, representing senior business and government executives, for their views of the national impact of the Latino electorate.