Nevada’s ‘First Latina’ Blows Off Hispanic Ceremony As Support Shrinks

  • Nevada Democrat Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, who often bills herself as “the first Latina ever elected to the U.S. Senate,” blew off an invitation from a Latino media group to accept a leadership award.
  • The senator instead sent a surrogate. The award was designated for Cortez Masto as a co-recipient, and was given during Hispanic Heritage month.
  • in 2016, Cortez Masto earned 61 percent of the Latino vote; a new survey shows that her Hispanic support has dropped to 49 percent.


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