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Latinos set to make history this election, but that's only half the story

This November an estimated 7.8 million Latino voters are expected to cast ballots and Latino candidates are on track to make history too. If Latino candidates gain four more seats this election, the 114th Congress will have the largest class of Latinos in U.S. history.

MARCO RUBIO BETTER

In the immortal words of Jordan Sparks, let’s take this one step at a time. After all, understanding the midterm election is like learning to fly… or falling in love. Ok, enough of that. Let’s take a look at three key races for 2014.

1) Florida Gubernatorial Race

FL Gubernatorial

Incumbent Governor Rick Scott is facing off against former Governor Charlie Crist this November and things are getting heated.
CRIST AND SCOTT MEME

It’s no secret these two hate each other. Add in to the mix that the last gubernatorial contest was decided by less than 1 percent and things could get ugly. Like—no fans allowed— ugly.
Rick Scott Fangate

Confused Crist

All fan jokes aside, Latinos account for 15 percent of all registered voters in Florida (remember—the last contest was decided by less than 1 percent) and could have a significant impact in the outcome of the election.

It’s no coincidence that both Scott and Crist have Latino running mates.

Lt Governor FL

Will voters see through the Hispandering or will they recognize the candidates attempt to select leutinenent governors who are representative of Florida’s diverse population?

Rick Scott Mr Clean Meme

Crist cropped

Time will tell.

2) New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District NH 2nd District

Challenger Marilinda Garcia is hoping to defeat incumbent Ann McLane Kuster and gain one of those four seats needed to make the 114th Congress historic.

Though she’s not running on a platform that highlights issues that typically appeal to young voters, the GOP has still marked her as a rising star for the party.

Marilinda Meme

3) Texas Land Commissioner Race

Texas Land Commissioner

I know what you’re thinking: why the hell do we care about the Land Commissioner race in Texas?

Well, it’s not really about the position as it is about the candidates or more accurately, candidate: George P. Bush.

He is the son of Jeb Bush (yes, that Jeb Bush) and Columba Bush. George P. Bush–who is fluent in Spanish– is quickly becoming a rising star for the GOP.

George P Bush Meme

Both Marilinda Garcia and George P. Bush are running on a Republican ticket—challenging the notion that Dems have a monopoly on the Latino vote. It’s a re-branding of the GOP image that the party needs in order to tap into that quickly growing Latino voting block.

Midterm Bottom Line

There is a scenario in which Republicans could control BOTH the House and the Senate and President Obama will have to finish up his term with a divided government.

OBAMA_MEME_BETTER

What this means with regards to policy and key issues like immigration reform, we can only guess at—which we’ll leave to the other media outlets. Instead we’ll continue to bring you the best bottom line coverage of the 2014 midterms and of course, memes.

Election day is November 4th. Get out and vote!

Latinos set to make history this election, but that's only half the story

This November an estimated 7.8 million Latino voters are expected to cast ballots and Latino candidates are on track to make history too. If Latino candidates gain four more seats this election, the 114th Congress will have the largest class of Latinos in U.S. history.

MARCO RUBIO BETTER

In the immortal words of Jordan Sparks, let’s take this one step at a time. After all, understanding the midterm election is like learning to fly… or falling in love. Ok, enough of that. Let’s take a look at three key races for 2014.

1) Florida Gubernatorial Race

FL Gubernatorial

Incumbent Governor Rick Scott is facing off against former Governor Charlie Crist this November and things are getting heated.
CRIST AND SCOTT MEME

It’s no secret these two hate each other. Add in to the mix that the last gubernatorial contest was decided by less than 1 percent and things could get ugly. Like—no fans allowed— ugly.
Rick Scott Fangate

Confused Crist

All fan jokes aside, Latinos account for 15 percent of all registered voters in Florida (remember—the last contest was decided by less than 1 percent) and could have a significant impact in the outcome of the election.

It’s no coincidence that both Scott and Crist have Latino running mates.

Lt Governor FL

Will voters see through the Hispandering or will they recognize the candidates attempt to select leutinenent governors who are representative of Florida’s diverse population?

Rick Scott Mr Clean Meme

Crist cropped

Time will tell.

2) New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District NH 2nd District

Challenger Marilinda Garcia is hoping to defeat incumbent Ann McLane Kuster and gain one of those four seats needed to make the 114th Congress historic.

Though she’s not running on a platform that highlights issues that typically appeal to young voters, the GOP has still marked her as a rising star for the party.

Marilinda Meme

3) Texas Land Commissioner Race

Texas Land Commissioner

I know what you’re thinking: why the hell do we care about the Land Commissioner race in Texas?

Well, it’s not really about the position as it is about the candidates or more accurately, candidate: George P. Bush.

He is the son of Jeb Bush (yes, that Jeb Bush) and Columba Bush. George P. Bush–who is fluent in Spanish– is quickly becoming a rising star for the GOP.

George P Bush Meme

Both Marilinda Garcia and George P. Bush are running on a Republican ticket—challenging the notion that Dems have a monopoly on the Latino vote. It’s a re-branding of the GOP image that the party needs in order to tap into that quickly growing Latino voting block.

Midterm Bottom Line

There is a scenario in which Republicans could control BOTH the House and the Senate and President Obama will have to finish up his term with a divided government.

OBAMA_MEME_BETTER

What this means with regards to policy and key issues like immigration reform, we can only guess at—which we’ll leave to the other media outlets. Instead we’ll continue to bring you the best bottom line coverage of the 2014 midterms and of course, memes.

Election day is November 4th. Get out and vote!

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