A digest of all the best: Rapid growth of Latino births in Texas opens new political power for the voting bloc; Sen. John McCain discusses Mitt Romney's candidacy and why the GOP should appeal to Hispanics; and more.
Increase of Births in Texas Yields New Power for Latinos
Between 2000 and 2010, births in Texas have increased the population by about 529,000 — with 65 percent of them Latino. The increase in births helped the state gain four more congressional seats, and for the first time, Texas congressional races will be held in districts where Latinos are the majority. As the Latino population continues to grow, some are recognizing the power that the Latino vote will wield in the Lone Star State, The Huffington Post reports.
Read more: The Huffington Post (5/14)
McCain: Romney, GOP Can Win Over Latinos
Republican candidate Mitt Romney could still stand to win the Latino vote in this year's presidential election, says Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., adding that the GOP shares many fundamental values with the Latino voting bloc including lower taxes, incentives for small business, and support of the military. In this Fox News interview with Juan Williams, McCain also discusses his own legacy with the Latino voter, why President Obama is lacking on immigration reform, and how Romney can capture this key demographic.