Latinos push for political influence - CNN.com
Armed with fresh census data, Latinos around the country are flexing their political muscle. From state legislatures to Congress, the Hispanic vote is getting a voice.
Twelve million Hispanics are expected to vote in next year's elections, according to a survey the National Association of Latino Elected Officials released last week.
Latino officials see big Hispanic vote in 2012
These findings come after census numbers show that Hispanics make up 16.3% of the U.S. population and are now the country's largest minority group.