Hispanic voters affect GOP strategy

In the Elections 2012 blog, experts from across The University of Texas at Austin weigh in on the politics and the issues, from the economy, the environment and demographics to immigration, energy, social change and more.

In this second video conversation of our elections series, Department of Government faculty member Jason Casellas discusses the impact of Hispanic voters as a growing force on presidential election strategy.

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Jason Casellas, assistant professor of government in the university's College of Liberal Arts, specializes in American politics, with specific research and teaching interests in Latino politics, legislative politics, and state and local politics.

James Henson is a lecturer in the Department of Government and directs the Texas Politics Project, which seeks to educate students and Texans about state government, politics and history through a dynamic website and speaker series. It also conducts regular statewide issues and political polls. The Texas Politics Project is The University of Texas at Austin's home for the UT/Texas Tribune Poll, a statewide survey of public opinion on issues and elections in Texas.