Congress Hispanics

February 5, 2013 - 4:31 AM
FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2013, file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio performs a mock swearing in for Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., on Capitol Hill in Washington as the 113th Congress began. A staffer for Rep. Garamendi, who is identified as Hispanic on the White House Press gallery list, told The Associated Press Garamendi doesn't consider himself Hispanic. But the conflicting numbers of hispanic members of congress illustrate just how elastic Hispanic identity can be, and how it might be pulled for political purposes as parties seek to appeal to the growing Hispanic electorate. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)