I’ve seen him on TV 100 times, but I never saw larger than life politician Chris Christie in person until yesterday.
Who knew that my photo of Congressman Jesse Jackson from April 4 would continue to get published over and over again. It was probably one of the last times the Chicago Democrat was seen in public before disappearing from the public eye in June.
A recent Pew Hispanic Center report on trends in Latino voter participation counts a record 24 million Latinos as eligible to vote in NovemberÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s presidential election (11 percent of all potential voters). It also finds that Latinos are particularly important in several battleground states. Their rising numbers and geographic concentration suggest that if and how Latinos vote on November 6 could determine the race.
Four years ago I surprisingly shot both VP candidate announcements. The first one in Springfield, Illinois was so hot my friend and fellow photographer Kamil fell was struck with heat exhaustionÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ a far warmer day then when ObamaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s announced he was running for the office 18 months earlier. That day was in the so cold, I got frost bite in my finger tips.
I had an interesting time today visiting some unusual poling places in Chicago. It was fun having a front row seat to the political process, but boring waiting for voters to show up in this low turnout election.