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Stumping and Eating, Colorado

Stumping and Eating, Colorado

Burrito, corn bread, salad, and guacamole from Alto Cinco in Syracuse, New York

Burrito, corn bread, salad, and guacamole from Alto Cinco in Syracuse, New York

Republicans and Democrats have been fiercely competing to win state and local elections tomorrow. Starting in 2008 Democrats started improving their ground game including opening campaign office and registering new voters in Hispanic communities and spending large amounts campaign funds on Spanish-language media.

During a campaign visit to Pueblo, Colorado, President Obama went to Romero's restaurant and ordered a breakfast burrito, took pictures with customers, and playfully took a straw poll among them on which state had the best burritos. All of this is an attempt to identify with voters through their palates and gain their votes. 

 

Series Stumping And Eating With Recipes: 

http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Electoral+Politics+and+Food

Mexican-American Food and the Burrito:

http://splendidtable.publicradio.org/whereweeat/stern_charro.html

http://splendidtable.publicradio.org/whereweeat/stern_sarahs.shtml

Food Critic Jonathan Gold on Burritos:

http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/gf/gf090606burritos_north_and_s

A 20 Year Election Day Volunteer Share His Story: 

http://www.npr.org/2012/11/02/164120425/full-time-truck-driver-dedicated-poll-worker

Stumping and Eating in Florida

Stumping and Eating in Florida

Africa in Culinary Context, podcast