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New PAC Hopes to Raise Up More Latino Candidates in Houston and Across Texas

Hispanic residents account for roughly 40percent of the Texas population. Yet politically, Latinos as a group tend to punch well below their weight. Luis Elizondo-Thomson is trying to change that. Last August, he formed the Latino Texas Political Action Committee — or Latino Texas PAC. News 88.7 politics and government reporter Andrew Schneider asked Elizondo-Thomson […]

Luis Elizondo-Thompson, chairman of Latino Texas PAC. Photo: Laura Isensee, Houston Public MediaHispanic residents account for roughly 40percent of the Texas population. Yet politically, Latinos as a group tend to punch well below their weight. Luis Elizondo-Thomson is trying to change that. Last August, he formed the Latino Texas Political Action Committee — or Latino Texas PAC.

News 88.7 politics and government reporter Andrew Schneider asked Elizondo-Thomson about what he hopes to accomplish with the group.

(Above:Luis Elizondo-Thomson, chairman of Latino Texas PAC. Photo: Laura Isensee, Houston Public Media)

MORE: Changing The Latino Political Landscape In Texas (News 88.7, July 13, 2016)

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Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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