In the News: The battle for the new Virginia

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Politico | August 8, 2013

Lopez, the state lawmaker who toured the supermarket with McAuliffe, said this election could be a watershed moment for Latinos in Virginia, who have “been systematically demonized by Republicans in Virginia for 11 years, with legislation, with ads.”

“The demographic shifts in the Commonwealth of Virginia, if they continue to move in the way they’ve been going, I think you’re going to see us become more solidly purple and increasingly light blue,” said Lopez, who led the charge for a Virginia DREAM Act over the past year.

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