Campaign money from the Valley
Now that Austin, center of the famed tenth Congressional district, has been split into ribbons running out for miles and miles, its current representative, Lloyd Doggett, has chosen the new district 25 in which to run. His opponent is from the opposite end of the new district. Lately, KKLB 92.5-fm has been broadcasting Leticia Hinojosa's all-Spanish radio commercial very frequently. The emphasis falls at the end: it says that people should give their vote to her because "mi voz es la misma que la de Ustedes." Her site prominently features the endorsement of Gonzalo Barrientos, who considered running himself. There's been more coverage in San Antonio than in Austin, and quite a bit of press (probably for Austin expatriates) in the San Jose paper. And of course in La Prensa, recently on line and staying there, with frequent updates during this campaign season. The Doggett campaign site has more material in Spanish than the Hinojosa site.