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Democratic Party workers hand out signs at a celebration marking Mexican Independence Day September 14, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. The Democratic Party is working hard to register Latino voters in Colorado, which will be an important swing state in November's presidential election.
In many ways, this has been the year of the Latino in political campaigns.
The presidential candidates have each crafted messages to appeal to Latino voters, and that effort extends to lower-level races as well.
But a new Pew survey found Latinos are not as confident they'll actually vote this year as are other Americans. That's an issue particularly in California's Central Valley, where Latino turn out is especially low.
The California Report's Alice Daniel reports.