These Are the Presidential Candidates Endorsed by Latino Celebrities (Hint: Not Republicans)

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Now that election season is in full swing, the pool of candidates is slowly getting smaller. Though the Republican Party continues to be bloated with nominees, yesterday’s Super Tuesday – where people in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia cast their votes – showed it’s still too early to count anyone who’s not Ben Carson or John Kasich out.

Donald Trump is leading the Republican Party with 319 delegates, he needs 1,237 to win the nomination. Cruz is not too far behind with 226, and Rubio can still turn it around at 110. On the Democrats’ side, Hillary Clinton has 1,052 delegates, and Sanders has 427. The person who gets to 2,383 first will secure the party’s nomination.

While we wait to see how this plays out in the next two weeks, the Washington Post and Univision recently released the first major survey looking at where Latinos stand this election season. The poll found that Clinton, Sanders, and Rubio have the largest Latino followings. And, it turns out, it’s pretty in line with who Latino celebrities endorse.

Here’s who Latino celebrities, activists, and public figures are endorsing:


America Ferrera

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Team: Hillary Clinton

“I believed in her [in 2008], I believe in her now,” America Ferrera said in an April 2015 tweet.


Neil deGrasse Tyson

MIller Mobley for Parade

Team: Bernie Sanders?

Mostly, Neil deGrasse Tyson hinted at supporting Bernie.


Eva Longoria

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Team: Hillary Clinton

“A lot of people say, ‘I don’t care what a celebrity says.’ I don’t either,” Eva Longoria said the day before the Nevada caucus, according to the Daily Mail. “I’m here as an American, an American who cares deeply about the progress this country has made. And I’m here as a Latina. I’m also here as a woman who cares deeply about equity. I’m here today as a sister of a special needs woman whose health problems are a daily battle she has faced since the day she was born… I keep hearing, ‘I’m just not inspired by Hillary.’ If Hillary doesn’t inspire you, you aren’t paying attention.”


Ronda Rousey

Team: Bernie Sanders

“I’m voting for Bernie Sanders, because he doesn’t take any corporate money,” Rousey told Maxim. “I don’t think politicians should be allowed to take money for their campaigns from outside interests.”


George Lopez

Team: Bernie Sanders

George Lopez endorsed Bernie Sanders in December and called him chingón.


Salma Hayek

Team: Hillary Clinton

“I have a lot of hope for Hillary,” Salma Hayek told Latina. “We need somebody with experience who can endure. And this woman has endured it all. Hillary is tough.”




Team: Bernie Sanders

“Bernie Sanders has more than 30 years advocating for working people and the lower class of the USA,” Residente said, according to Fusion.


Marc Anthony


Team: Hillary Clinton

“This is like family,” he said at the beginning of a Miami concert in October, according to Billboard. “I want to recognize someone who came to the concert tonight. Please, with all the respect in the world, let’s hear it for Hillary Clinton.”


Guillermo Díaz

Team: Hillary Clinton

Guillermo Díaz said the United States was officially ready for a femal president, and he backed her in this short video with People.


Dolores Huerta

Team: Hillary Clinton

Dolores Huerta has made her support for Hillary Clinton well known. And recently, she accused Bernie Sanders supporters of telling her that she couldn’t speak Spanish at the Nevada caucus. Since then, others have spoken out against Huerta, and even Snopes debunked her account.


Dascha Polanco

Team: Hillary Clinton

“She’s been in politics since before we were born,” she said in a video where she was joined by Uzo Aduba. “She has experience. She is somebody who not only was a Senator and a Secretary of State, but she’s also a woman, a mother, and a wife.”


Gina Rodriguez

Team: Hillary Clinton

Gina is backing Clinton “because she is fighting for immigration reform and fighting to keep our families together,” according to Latin Post.