August 31st, 2012
04:34 PM ET

Dems, it's your turn! Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is 'OutFront'

Starting Monday, September 3rd, Democrats will have their turn to fire up their base and tell the nation why President Barack Obama should get another four years in the White House.

Mitt Romney closed out the final night of the Republican National Convention Thursday by accepting his party's nomination - attacking President Obama and pitching his economic policy to the nation.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who will be presiding over next's week convention, attended the GOP convention in Tampa appeared on CNN Tuesday to discuss the 2012 presidential election and the GOP's strategy for courting the Latino vote.

“I think when it's all said and done that President Obama is going to get somewhere close to 70 percent of the Latino vote. I think he is because the Republican Party and Mitt Romney have gone so far to the right on issues that are important to them."

Villaraigosa told CNN's Early Start's John Berman,  "It's not just immigration where he's talked about the self-deportation of 11 million people and called the Dream Act a handout. It's also health care. Nine million Latinos will benefit from the Affordable Care Act."

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is 'OutFront' tonight at 7p/11p ET.

Next week Democrats take their turn

One party ends, another begins.

With the Republican National Convention wrapped up, all eyes now turn to Charlotte, North Carolina, the site of the Democratic National Convention that officially kicks off Tuesday.

Mitt Romney accepted his party's nomination Thursday night amid heavy fanfare–complete with 100,000 balloons, confetti and a "surprise" appearance by Hollywood royalty Clint Eastwood. Romney delivered a rousing speech, making his case against the president and growing emotional while sharing stories about his past.

It's common for candidates to get a modest boost after their party conventions, but Democrats hope any momentum Romney may gain from the GOP gathering will be short-lived thanks to their big blowout next week.


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