Herman Badillo

Herman Badillo was a trailblazing Puerto Rican politician who served as borough president of The Bronx and United States Representative, and ran for Mayor of New York City. He was the first Puerto Rican elected to these posts, and the first Puerto Rican mayoral candidate in a major city in the continental United States. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Herman Badillo has six videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1988 Convention as a Democratic Representative for New York's 21st district. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2005 with an average of 408 views per program as a Chairman for the Board of Trustees in the City University of New York. Most common tags: Education Policy, Hispanics.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2006 - Present Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

Videos: 2


Chairman, Board of Trustees, City University of New York c. January 1, 1999 - c. September 7, 2005 Videos: 1 U.S. Representative, D-NY 21st January 4, 1971 - December 31, 1977 Videos: 3

Recent Appearances

  • <em>One Nation, One Standard</em>

    One Nation, One Standard

    Former Representative Herman Badillo (D-NY) talked about his book One Nation, One Standard: An Ex-Liberal on How Hispanics Can…

  • <em>One Nation, One Standard</em>

    One Nation, One Standard

    Herman Badillo talked about his book, One Nation, One Standard: An Ex-Liberal on How Hispanics Can Succeed Just Like Other…

  • <em>Education Myths</em>

    Education Myths

    Jay Greene talked about his book Education Myths: What Special-Interest Groups Want You to Believe About Our Schools -- and Why It Isn’t…

  • Miguel Estrada Nomination

    Miguel Estrada Nomination

    Republican Senators spoke to reporters about their support for the nomination of Miguel Estrada as a judge on the U.S. Court…

  • Republican Summer Meeting

    Republican Summer Meeting

    The Republican National Committee held its summer meeting. Speakers discussed various issues including the upcoming the 1998…

  • Platform Speeches

    Platform Speeches

    On c-span, we will air Democratic Platform Speeches.

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Appearance Stats

Historical Member of Congress Record

Former Ideology Rankings

Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .


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