There is a Spanish saying: Más vale solo que mal acompañado ... better alone than in bad company. If the results are any indication, it may well be the refrain of the Latino electorate during these midterm elections which have given Republicans control of the Senate and maintained their control of the House. There is a truth to be faced: Latinos are angry. Really angry. Maybe angrier than we’ve ever been. Angry enough to stay away from voting for the party that received more than 70 percent of our vote during the last presidential election.
Philadelphia approved all three of the questions on the ballot, including establishing a permanent Office of Sustainability, creating a Department of Prisons and borrowing $137.3 million for infrastructure improvements.
Ines Reyes, the independent candidate of Dominican background as well as Republican candidate Robin Gilchrist were left behind by Democrat Art Haywood, who managed to get more than 80 percent of the vote.