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Romney Florida Ad ‘Touts’ Chavez’s, Castro’s Daughter’s Obama Endorsements

The Romney campaign is looking to shore up support in Florida with a new Spanish-language ad. From CNN:

The ad spotlights endorsements from Chavez and Raul Castro’s daughter Mariela, who both said they would vote for Obama if they could. According to ad-tracker CMAG, the spot aired Tuesday.

“Who supports Barack Obama?” a narrator asks in Spanish before clips of the two endorsements run.

“And to top it off, Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency sent emails for Hispanic Heritage month with Che Guevara’s photo,” the narrator continues in the spot, referring to an internal email at the EPA. The agency later said it was sent in an unofficial capacity.

Neither endorsement, as far as I’m aware, got much mention in English-language mainstream media this cycle. It’ll be interesting to see if this succeeds in moving Hispanic voters to Romney.

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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