Hispanic vote Guardian Editorial Asks: "Why are so many Hispanic politicians Republicans?" By Jonathan Baker • Nov 24, 2015 David Scott Holloway / CNN/EPA An editorial in The Guardian posed an interesting question last week. Most Hispanics vote Democrat, so why are so many Hispanic politicians Republican? Cindy Casares, a columnist for the Texas Observer, says it sometimes comes down to nationality. Texas politicians who learn Spanish are at an advantage By Adam Vos • Dec 25, 2013 Marjorie Cotera / Jennifer Whitney / Callie Richmond / Spencer Selvidge Spanish-speakers now make up nearly one-third of the population of Texas, and political observes say that's an important factor for politicians to consider during the upcoming 2014 election season.