An Iowa State University professor says Hispanic voters will soon achieveparity in Iowa with the farm block. Census-takers say there are about100-thousand farmers in Iowa — and over 70-thousand Latinos or Hispanics. While the number of family farmers is on the decline, the number ofHispanics in Iowa has more than doubled in the past decade. Hector Avalosis director of I-S-U’s Latino Studies program.Avalos says republican George W. Bush is the candidate who’s making thebiggest pitch to Iowa Latinos.The professor says the candidates make a mistake if they believe Latinosvote as a block.And Avalos says many Hispanics are undergoing a transition from Catholicismto Protestantism, which means their views on abortion and other “familyvalues” issues are changing, too. Bush meets with Hispanic voters inDavenport Friday morning.
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