viernes, 14 de diciembre de 2007

Creciente rol electoral de la inmigración

Sabréis que esta semana los republicanos han logrado mantener dos escaños competitivos en la Cámara de Representantes por el importante estado de Ohio. El éxito en ambas carreras parece deberle mucho al debate migratorio como arma electoral. Puede ser una buena referencia para las campañas de los aspirantes presidenciales. Immigration plays role in GOP's Ohio win

(...) When Rep.-elect Bob Latta (R-Ohio) found himself neck and neck with his Democratic opponent, Robin Weirauch, in internal polling, his campaign turned to what has become a reliable staple for Republicans lately: talking tough on illegal immigration.

Latta’s campaign aired an ad proclaiming his opposition to amnesty and driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants and threatening to cut foreign aid to countries that encourage illegal immigration into the country.

And both Latta and the National Republican Congressional Committee followed suit by accusing Weirauch of supporting government-subsidized health care for illegal immigrants.

“She supports a government-run health care plan that covers illegal immigrants by raising taxes on your hard-earned dollars. And a pathway to citizenship. … Feeling more secure yet?” the NRCC ad said.

The advertisement blitz, heavily focused on immigration, played a key role in significantly improving Latta’s numbers to give him a decisive 14-point victory – 57 percent to 43 percent — in Tuesday’s special election to replace the late Rep. Paul Gillmor (R). (...)

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