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As She Gains in the Polls, Clinton Seeks Latino Support in Unusual Places

-- by Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post:

With Latinos making up just 2 percent of voters, Georgia isn’t usually a place where presidential campaigns go looking for Hispanic support.

But as she pulls away from Donald Trump in traditional battlegrounds, Hillary Clinton is now aggressively wooing Latino voters here and in other states with smaller Hispanic populations in hopes of expanding her margins in November.

Fox News Latino Poll: Trump Has Deepened Wedge Between GOP and Latinos

-- by Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News Latino:

The handwriting on the wall for Republican Party leaders following Mitt Romney’s 2012 loss was clear: find a way to reconnect with Latino voters, or forget about their support in the 2016 presidential race. 

Latin American Group Pushes Relatives in U.S. to Vote

-- by Patricia Guadalupe, The Hill:

A Mexico City-based group is pushing a social media initiative to get Latin Americans to convince their relatives who are U.S. citizens to vote in the 2016 elections.

The organizers say they are “absolutely not at all" partisan and only want to help encourage Latino voters to turn out.

No One is Doing More For Democratic Turnout Than Donald Trump

-- by David Frum, The Atlantic:

Donald Trump today just solved Hillary Clinton’s biggest strategic problem: how to ensure that minority voters show up for her in 2016 as they showed up for Barack Obama in 2012.

Post-Obama Democrats face a quandary: Their coalition is bigger than the Republican coalition, but also less committed to political participation. When voter turnout drops, as it does in off-year elections like 2010 and 2014, Democrats lose.

Why Univision Wants Gawker's Network of Snarky Blogs

-- by Todd Spangler,

Univision is the biggest Hispanic media company in the U.S. Why in the world does it want Gawker Media, the aggressively impudent digital publisher that sold itself in a bankruptcy auction?

RNC Begins New Social Media Campaign Aimed at Hispanic Voters

-- by Scott Powers, Florida

The Republican National Committee has begun a new campaign targeting Hispanic voters with a series of social-media offered videos discussing specific issues and urging support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

The series, called “GOP Hispanics: The Week Ahead” features Hispanic speakers discussing the topic of the week. They’re being posted through social media in both English and Spanish versions.

Increase in Minority Voters Poses Problem for Trump in Florida

-- by Marc Caputo,

The complexion of Florida’s electorate is becoming browner by the day, and that spells trouble for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign as he struggles to attract minority voters.

Since the 2012 presidential election, Florida’s voter rolls have grown by 436,000 — and only 24 percent of that increase is from non-Hispanic white voters while non-whites grew by 76 percent, according to new voter registration numbers released in advance of the Aug. 30 primary.

Trump and GOP Struggling to Connect with Hispanic Voters in Texas

-- by John Austin, The Huntsville Item:

 The GOP is officially behind Donald Trump but there's little evidence that it's bringing along many Hispanic voters in Texas.

Political observers — including one of the state's most recognized Republican Hispanic activists — say the polarizing nominee has done little but push them away.

Democrat Hillary Clinton, by comparison, is working to win their vote.

Texas Pol: Half of Hispanic College Students Rely on Pell Grants

-- by Rye Druzin, Polifact Texas:

Proposed education appropriations legislation from the Republican-controlled U.S. House would cut Pell Grant funding in fiscal 2017 by $1.3 billion to $21.1 billion.

Poll: Clinton Leads Trump among Latino Voters by 46 Points

-- by Jesse Brynes, The Hill:

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads her GOP rival Donald Trump by 46 points among Latino voters, according to a poll released Thursday.

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