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The Race for the Latino Vote is On

Jessica Pena

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Move over Telemundo, because Univision got this in its back pocket.

Univision, has earned the rights to host a presidential forum between Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.

The number one Hispanic broadcast network, Univision, has earned the rights to host a presidential forum between Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. The two will go head to head in “Meet the Candidate” for their chance to win the 21 million Latino voters.

It is a crucial part for both of their campaigns because over the years, more and more Latin immigrants have been coming to the states and settling down roots.

Therefore, there are many Latin families who believe strongly about immigration and how the government can grant them opportunities in the states.

It is no coincidence that this presidential forum is happening around the Hispanic Heritage month. Each candidate must prove to the Latino community that they are worth their vote, because they can help their community.

 

Last week, the Republican National Convention (RNC) was the epic political event for all Republicans. Prominent political figures appeared on the behalf of Romney, to get Americans to understand that America needs a change and voting for Romney is the way to go.

Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno and his wife made appearances and speeches at the RNC, in hopes to get Latino voters to vote for Romney. Not only them, but also former Florida Governor Jeb Bush was in the frontline, as well as Romney’s Spanish-speaking son, Craig.

However, Obama has several Latin-prominent figures for the Democratic National Convention (DNC). Julian Castro, the San Antonio mayor, will be the first Latin speaker at the event. Others include Congressman Charlie Gonzalez of Texas, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez of New York, actress Eva Longoria and more.

Now, both candidates will go one-on-one with the biggest award-winning journalists in Latin America, Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas. The forum will discuss the issues that the Latin communities face and what they can do to help. Most importantly, they will discuss the future and the education of Hispanics.

The network will also open this forum through the social-networking site Facebook, hoping to attract more of the young generation at http://www.facebook.com/univisionnoticias.

No air date has been given yet, but Univision News President Isaac Lee said that he is ecstatic to host this event and deliver the news to the Latin communities.

 

 

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The Race for the Latino Vote is On