Five myths about Latino voters

At their recent national conventions, the Democratic and Republican parties featured high-profile Latino speakers: San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinezand Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, among others.

This effort reflected the growing influence of Hispanic politicians, as well as the parties’ need to appeal to Hispanic voters.

But what motivates those Voters? There are countless misunderstandings about Latinos, their allegiances and their interests. [cont.]

Valerie Martinez-Ebers, U. of North Texas (Washington Post)