Josh Lederman and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press – September 30, 2016
Donald Trump shamed a former beauty pageant winner Friday for her sexual history and encouraged Americans to check out what he called her ‘‘sex tape,’’ in an early-morning tweet-storm that dragged him further away from his campaign’s efforts to broaden its appeal to women. A day after he injected former President Bill Clinton’s dalliances into the campaign, Trump accused Hillary Clinton’s campaign of helping 1996 Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado get U.S. citizenship, but offered no proof.
Amy Chozick and Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times – September 28, 2016
With the Clinton campaign’s help, Ms. Machado has gone on a publicity blitz since Mrs. Clinton told her story on the debate stage at Hofstra University. This explosion of interest is the combination of a political attack that resonates with two key constituencies for Mrs. Clinton — suburban women and Hispanics — and a made-for-television battle between the Republican nominee for president and a beauty queen.
Beth Reinhard, Colleen McCain Nelson and Michael C. Bender, Wall Street Journal – September 27, 2016
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Tuesday sought to capitalize on her strong performance in the most-watched presidential debate in history by bolstering her standing among female and Hispanic voters in swing states.
Miriam Cepeda is probably one of few — a 24-year-old Latina and a self-proclaimed “Trump girl” on the South Texas border — and she wants you to know it. She volunteers for Donald Trump’s campaign in an area where 90% of its population identifies as Hispanic or Latino, and she lives in Texas’ Hidalgo County. Proof that not all of Texas votes Republican, President Barack Obama won 70% of the vote there in 2012. This is also not far from where Trump wants to build his wall with Mexico.
Elizabeth Chmurak, Fox Business – February 24, 2016
The countdown is on to Election Day 2016 with 258 days remaining on the calendar in the presidential race. One group of voters expected to make a big impact at the ballot box are women. Historically since 1980, females have outnumbered and outvoted their male counterparts in every presidential election cutting across race, ethnic and generational groups
The Nevada Democratic caucus is Saturday, but Hillary Clinton campaign Nevada state director Emmy Ruiz has been at work since last April lining up Latino and other voters as Hillary Clinton’s state director. Originally from La Feria, Texas, Ruiz, 32, came to Nevada in 2008 because she wanted to get Clinton elected. That year, the nomination went to Obama, but she is at it again. Getting Latinos to caucus in the state has been a big focus. She spoke with NBC Latino about the campaign and why she loves her job – here’s our condensed interview.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign has run into another Twitterstorm over her Latino outreach over a blog that compares her to “abuelas” (Latina grandmothers), displaying the tightrope candidates are walking as they try to woo the community.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president has been savvy about talking to young voters in the parlance of the social web, using emojis, sleek graphics and other formats. But the list “7 things Hillary Clinton has in common with your abuela” seemed to backfire this week.
Hillary Clinton wants young Latinas to vote in 2016, so this week, she’s launching a new initiative called “Mujeres in Politics” to encourage young Latinas to register to vote. According to NBC News, the initiative will start with a group of Latina Clinton campaign members and volunteers in New York, including NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, calling Latinas in Colorado to talk to them about the importance of voting. The program was created by two Clinton campaign field organizers and will focus on states where the Latina population is going to be a key voter segment in the election, such as Nevada and Colorado.
Latina voters are a growing part of the electorate, along with other women of color, according to the Center for American Progress. In the 2014 elections, Latinas favored Democratic candidates over Republican candidates by a margin of 66 percent to 32 percent, compared to 57 percent to 41 percent by Hispanic men, Pew Research Center found.