03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Watch Obama's and Clinton's Top Latino Supporters Talk Strategy

Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are engaged in a fierce battle to capture the crucial emerging Latino vote during next week's set of Super Tuesday primaries - especially in the delegate-rich state of California.

After Thursday night's televised debate in Hollywood, The Huffington Post spoke with the chief Latino surrogates of both campaigns.

Maria Elena Durazo has taken leave from her post as leader of the 800,000 strong L.A. County Federation of Labor to serve as the national co-chair for Barack Obama's campaign.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa leads the Latino outreach effort for Hillary Clinton.