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Immigrants show strong political influence in 2012 Congressional race

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Senate Republican Candidate, Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz speaks at the "Patriots for Romney-Ryan Reception" on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC, which is scheduled to conclude August 30.
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Senate Republican Candidate, Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz speaks at the "Patriots for Romney-Ryan Reception" on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC, which is scheduled to conclude August 30.

On November 6th, a record number of candidates from immigrant communities — 80 in total — will be running for seats in Congress.

On November 6th, a record number of candidates from immigrant communities — 80 in total — will be running for seats in Congress.

A group called the New American Leaders put together a report on these candidates. The organization also works to train first and second generation immigrants to run for office.

Sayu Bhojwani, the group's Founding Director joins the show.

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