We do know one winner from last night: CNN. The final numbers aren’t in but the electronics tell us more people watched the Democratic debate last night than have ever watched a Democratic debate, in all the years they’ve been doing them. Roughly 11 percent of all homes with TVs – a new record.
The next stop for Hillary Clinton is San Antonio, Texas, where she’s set to kick off a fairly high-profile Latino outreach.
“This state will go red in the fall, but to get the nomination, Texas is pretty important,” Martin says.
San Antonio, in Central Texas, is in “the bluest part of the state” so it’s a prime location for Clinton to reach out to Latino voters.
“We’re a Mexican-American majority city,” he says. He says Clinton’s campaign also trying to build up support across the state and others with large Latino populations, like Nevada – host of the first Democratic debate – as well as Colorado and California.
As far as immigration, Martin says the dialogue hasn’t moved forward much in either debate.
“It keeps getting stuck on high-center,” he says, with Democrats on one side and Republicans, Trump in particular, on the other. This harsh division exists despite, Martin says, Latino candidates currently in the running for the Republican nomination.
Hear the full interview in the audio player above.