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South Carolina, Nevada, and Beyond

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"Faith doesn't just influence me," Mike Huckabee told evangelicals last week. "It defines me." And then he lost in South Carolina to John McCain.

In Nevada, labor lined up for Barack Obama, then Clinton took the vote. And Latinos carved their own way over political and color lines.

These are big players, speaking for the first time in the weekend's big votes.

This hour, On Point: voices of Christian conservatism, labor and the Latino West, and their choices in campaign '08.Guests:

Earl Black, professor of political science at Rice University and co-author of "The Rise of Southern Republicans" and the new book, "Divided America: The Ferocious Power Struggle in American Politics."

Oran Smith, president of the Palmetto Family Council, the South Carolina affiliate of Focus on the Family.

Anjeanette Damon, chief political reporter for the Reno Gazette Journal, she writes the blog "Inside Nevada Politics."

Hilary Haycock, spokesperson of the Service Employees International Union, which represents 17,500 health care and public service employees across Nevada.

Mo Denis, second term assemblyman representing Nevada's 28th District, in northeast Las Vegas, the largest Hispanic assembly district in the state, representing roughly 60,000 people.

This program aired on January 21, 2008.


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