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What Is 'Hispandering' And Why Do Politicians Do It?

Dec 9, 2015

From Texas Standard:

With the presidential election just over the horizon, many politicians are looking for ways to connect with their constituents.

For some it's talking about the economy or healthcare, for others it's the war on terrorism. But when interacting with a demographic that that may not resemble their base, some politicians turn toward pandering.

We've all seen it. You may recall President Obama adding a bit more twang in his speeches when he visits the South. But what about pandering to largest minority group in the U.S. – Spanish-speakers in America?

 


Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, now U.S. Housing Secretary, introduced Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton today, as she paid a visit to the Alamo City. The rally launched Clinton’s effort to energize Latino voters.

Clinton is no stranger to South Texas. She campaigned throughout the area decades ago for presidential candidate George McGovern, and worked to register Latino voters.

At the Historic Sunset Station, banners and buttons read "La Hillary, estoy contigo" – I’m with you.

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