Favorites emerge as Latino leaders press Biden to appoint 5 Hispanics

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Top Latino advocacy organizations are pushing for President-elect Biden to appoint five Hispanics to cabinet-level posts.The organizations include civil rights organizations like UnidosUS and elected official groupings like the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) and the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, grouped together as the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda.The president-elect has already signaled he is prioritizing a diverse administration, as three of his nine first hires at the White House are Hispanic.ADVERTISEMENT Here are some of the top names in consideration for cabinet posts.California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Xavier BecerraTop Latino group calls for Padilla as Harris’s Senate replacement Pressure grows on California governor to name Harris replacement Uber, Lyft eager to take California labor win nationwide MOREBecerra tops the list of Hispanics with Biden cabinet aspirations, with more than two decades of legislative experience and a record of fighting the Trump administration as California’s top law enforcement official.The Los Angeles native is reportedly in consideration to lead the Department of Justice, which would make him the second Hispanic in history to lead the department, after former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in the George W. Bush administration.A DOJ appointment for Becerra …

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