From The Desert Sun:
In a district that is growing less Republican and more Latino, seven-term incumbent Republican Rep. Mary Bono Mack understands the urgency of expanding her political circle to appeal to Coachella Valley Latinos, a bloc that makes up 47 percent of registered voters in the newly drawn 36th Congressional District... While other Latino candidates are poised to take over seats vacated by retired white lawmakers, UC Irvine political science professor Louis DeSipio says Ruiz is the only candidate within striking distance of forcing a white incumbent out of office.

For the full story, please visit

connect with us


© UC Irvine School of Social Sciences - 3151 Social Sciences Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697-5100 - 949.824.2766