Latino voters seem fond of ‘Tío Bernie.’ Big-name Latino politicians, not so much

Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders greets supporters in Santa Ana on Friday.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

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Gustavo Arellano is a features writer for the Los Angeles Times, covering Southern California everything and a bunch of the West and beyond. He previously worked at OC Weekly, where he was an investigative reporter for 15 years and editor for six, wrote a column called ¡Ask a Mexican! and is the author of “Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.” He’s the child of two Mexican immigrants, one of whom came to this country in the trunk of a Chevy.