SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn — Presidential candidates were all over the city today with just 10 days to go until the New York primary on April 19. The Clinton team opened a new campaign office in Inwood Saturday, where 7 in 10 residents are Hispanic, according to census data. In Brooklyn tonight, Clinton spoke directly to Latino voters.
Sharing Clinton’s Inwood office is State Senator Adriano Espaillat who running for Congressman Charlie Rangel’s seat. He has a strong hold on what issues matter most to Hispanic voters in his community.
“This is an immigrant community that needs help, with housing, with education. It's a young community. We need better opportunities for our kids. She’s gonna sweep this neighborhood."
But a recent poll found that Hispanic voters are split between Clinton and Bernie Sanders, 47-48, respectively. Clinton showed the crowd at an event in upstate New York yesterday that she has no trouble differentiating herself from Republican candidates, but staying a step ahead of Sanders may be what matters most among Hispanic and Latino voters.
“You know building the wall and having Mexico pay for it is like a Saturday Night Live skit,” she said, referring to a campaign promise by Donald Trump.
Tomorrow, Clinton will spend the morning reaching out to a different demographic. She’ll tour 3 historic Harlem churches alongside Governor Andrew Cuomo and Congressman Charlie Rangel. The Clinton campaign opened their Harlem campaign headquarters on Friday.