The move of Hispanics toward the GOP is much in the news. The victory earlier this year of Republican Mayra Flores in a special election in a longtime Democratic House district in South Texas made a front-page story of the trend that, until then, had been mainly on the radar of political mavens.
But up to now there has been no book-length examination of Hispanics’ rightward shift, certainly not one geared toward the engaged layman.
Now there is.
Political Migrants: Hispanic Voters on the Move, by Jim Robb, looks at why Hispanic Americans don’t seem to be playing their part in The Emerging Democratic Majority that John Judis and Ruy Teixeira foretold two decades ago. Read more…