I’ve seen him on TV 100 times, but I never saw larger than life politician Chris Christie in person until yesterday.
Four years ago I photographed election night from a scissor lift on the President’s left, and this year was more of the same. However last time we seemed so far removed from the crowd, that I was in disbelief until the next day. Being there last night made me think of the last four years and it made me imagine what the next four years will bring.
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.
Republicans condemn the city for its corruption and association with Obama, but they ignore the efforts the city is making
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.