First Lady, Chavez-Thompson Tout Latinos' Role at DNC

The morning after San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro’s keynote speech, and minutes before remarks from first lady Michelle Obama, longtime labor organizer and onetime Texas lieutenant governor candidate Linda Chavez-Thompson had the Democratic National Convention’s Hispanic Caucus on its feet.

Chavez-Thompson, a DNC vice chairwoman, former national AFL-CIO executive vice president and storied figure among Hispanics, told a roaring crowd Wednesday that Latinos are “the determining factor in this election,” and that President Obama “has fought every single day of his presidency to … make Latinos more important in this country.”

The first lady followed by referencing ...

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