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Si Se Puede: Politicians Court Latino Voters

Wed, May 21, 2008

Latinos represent more than 13 percent of the U.S. population, but the community and the promise of a political leader sometimes called the "Great Brown Hope" have yet to dramatically alter the landscape of American politics.

Jason Casellas, assistant professor of government and co-director with David Leal of the Public Policy Institute, examines Latino politics, telescoping from the national to the state and local levels. He studies how Latinos vote, the conditions under which they are elected and what they do when they are in office.

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