Bad news for Van Tran, Latino voters don’t support Republican candidates

“Latino voters, who have helped to propel California’s leftward political swing over recent years, remain reluctant to embrace Republican candidates as the November general election nears, a new Los Angeles Times/USC poll shows,” according to the L.A. Times.

Registered voters who identified themselves as Latino backed Democrat Jerry Brown by a 19-point margin over RepublicanMeg Whitman in the race for governor, despite Whitman’s multiple appeals to Latino voters during the general election campaign. Registered voters who identified themselves as white gave Brown a slim 2-point margin.

In the race for U.S. Senate, incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer held a 38-point lead over Republican Carly Fiorinaamong registered Latino voters, five times the lead she held among white voters.

What does this mean for Republican Congressional candidate Van Tran, who is running against Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez in the 47th Congressional District?

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