Democrats look to Latinos to provide midterm support

October 21, 2018 - 12:01 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrats need heavy Latino support to win several Senate races and take back control of the House.

But Latinos have a spotty track record in midterm elections and there's no guarantee Democrats will get their support, even though some Latinos are infuriated by President Trump and eager to vote in the midterms.

Others, however, are too demoralized to go to the polls, and some still like the president.

There are signs the party has made more progress with white women voters than Latinos.

Democrats have all but given up on a pair of House races in heavily Latino districts in the West. In addition, they haven't been able to establish commanding leads in Senate races in Florida and three states in the Southwest..

Latino leaders say the party needs to communicate differently with their community.

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