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The Latino Vote

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Latinos comprise one of the most hotly-contested voting blocs in the United States. In Nevada, which holds its caucuses on Saturday, more than 103,000 registered voters are Latino. In that state, the Democratic candidates -- Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John Edwards -- are virtually tied.

In the second hour, we'll turn our attention to the Latino vote. Paul Taylor, who directs the Pew Hispanic Center, will join us, to take us through the data. For whom did they vote in the last election? What do polls indicate about the electorate today? And we'll ask Luis Clemens, editor of candidatousa.com, how candidates are wooing Latino voters. If you're a Latino voter, what issues matter most to you?

And, for those of you who want to hear more Obama reggaeton, which we'll feature on the show, you can find it here, thanks to los amigos de Obama.

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David Gura
Based in New York, David Gura is a correspondent on NPR's business desk. His stories are broadcast on NPR's newsmagazines, All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition, and he regularly guest hosts 1A, a co-production of NPR and WAMU.