Mitt Romney's Hispanic dilemma

Louis DeSipio, Chicano/Latino studies and political science associate professor, is quoted in the Washington Post January 12, 2012

From the Washington Post:
On Wednesday morning, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney put out an ad in Spanish in Florida. That afternoon, he touted the endorsement of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who co-authored the controversial immigration laws in Arizona and Alabama.... "A strong turnout of Cuban voters for Romney could balance out other Latinos" in Florida, said Dr. Louis DeSipio, a political science professor at the University of California, Irvine. (Cuban voters tend to turn out in higher numbers than others of Hispanic heritage.) But even Romney's Cuban-American supporters in Florida break with him on immigration. His heated rhetoric on illegal immigration has gotten widespread coverage in Hispanic media - which will be an even bigger problem for Romney outside the Sunshine State.

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Friday, January 13, 2012



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