La Opinión to endorse tomorrow

La Opinión confirmed the paper will endorse a Democratic and Republican candidate in tomorrow's edition, CandidatoUSA reports. The endorsement, first in the paper's history for a primary, will be posted online at midnight our time.

Asked to explain the move, executive editor Pedro Rojas said "this is a historic moment and there is a great deal at stake given the large number of Latino voters." This Sunday, the paper will be publishing columns written by Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Rojas says the McCain campaign never responded to the paper's invitation."

La Opinión runs its editorials in English here.

Noted: The CandidatoUSA posting quotes from Bill Clinton's appearance this morning on El Piolin:

Former president Bill Clinton appeared this morning on the Univision Radio show hosted by Eddie "El Piolín" Sotelo. Clinton said the Hispanic vote "will determine the nominee of the Democratic Party and the next president of the United States." Last night's Democratic presidential debate included a few questions about immigration. Both candidates support comprehensive immigration reform but differ on some of the details. Obama supports an English-language requirement for citizenship while Clinton does not. Clinton opposes driver's licenses for unauthorized immigrants whereas Obama supports them. In a previous debate on November 15th, Obama said he opposed issuing licenses to immigrants.

Earlier today:
Teddy Kennedy feted on El Piolin

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