Latinos the Wild Card in Nevada

Immigration debate has unnerved many
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 17, 2008 7:15 AM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. at a town hall meeting in Carson City, Nevada Monday. The Nevada primary may give some insight into who Hispanic voters will favor in November....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Hispanic voters could be key next November because they form a significant  minority of eligible voters in states President Bush won by less than 5% four years ago—Florida, New Mexico, Colorado and Nevada. Saturday's Nevada caucus is expected to offer important insight into how Hispanics will vote in November, reports the Christian Science Monitor.

The immigration issue tips many Hispanics to the Democrats—but which Democrat is still a mystery. "Hillary Clinton has been in my neighborhood," said the publisher of a Spanish-language newspaper. "Obama has not gone out to the Latinos." Obama, however, is backed by the powerful Culinary Workers Union, half of whom are Hispanic.