Lhota Struggling To Win Latino Votes

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Over 700,000 Latinos are registered to vote in New York City — is it any wonder that mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota are both courting them? But Lhota is doing worse on this score than Republicans traditionally do. For the first time in 25 years, a Republican might win fewer than three in 10 Hispanic votes.

Why? And is the low response from Latinos about Lhota in particular or the Republican Party in general? 

WNYC reporter Mirela Iverac went to find out.

To hear her full report, click the audio player.


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Comments [2]

Brenda from Queens, NY

I am a Bronx born NYer of Latino descent and consider Lhota the better of the candidates because of his managerial skills. He is not a true Republican in the way of the house republicans. I see DiBlasio, as I see President Obama, shows promise but will deliver little leadership. Do we really need DiBlasio who like President Obama will be in a job above his level of competency?

Oct. 31 2013 10:04 AM
Kassiane Lekai from New York City

Re: Mayor Candidates/Latino votes

We are voting in NYC in these United States of America.

It would be more appropriate to refer to voters as American/Latino voters,

OR American/Italian,American/Greek,American/African, American/Asian, etc.

Anything else is an insult.

Oct. 17 2013 10:26 AM

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