The Attorney-General's Race: This race is worth turning out for and Iglesia Descalza (which is not an official Church body and therefore can do anything we want to do politically) urges you to vote for Democrat Steve Shannon. Please. Why? In two words: Ken Cuccinelli. He is the Republican opponent and he has made a career out of being anti-immigrant. In fact, Cuccinelli's anti-immigrant crusade is part of his platform. Hermanos y hermanas, si no voten por ningun otro candidato, les ruego de todo corazon, vayan a votar por Steve Shannon para Attorney General para que no perdemos todo lo que hemos ganado.
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McDonnell makes no effort to speak to Hispanic voters on his Web site. Deeds has a three paragraph "Latinos con Deeds" corner en español. It's almost worse than nothing because what it says is that the candidate does not care enough to bring us a substantive, equally informative message, but I suppose since Deeds thinks we all should be speaking English, his failure to communicate is a policy choice.
The major difference for us between the two candidates is in social policy. If you want a guy who is pro-life and supports a traditional Roman Catholic view of marriage and the family, vote for McDonnell. If you want a guy who is pro-choice and supports gay rights, vote for Deeds. Or sit this one out. Me da igual.
I haven't been so disgusted with Virginia politics since the Democrats let John Warner run unopposed in 2002.