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April 22nd, 2012
12:12 PM ET

Rubio on wooing FL's Hispanic voters

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida talked with Candy about Romney and Republican efforts to woo the Hispanic vote.

Rubio predicted that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will receive more support from Hispanics in his state than Republicans garnered in the 2008 presidential election.

"I expect him to do better than how we did in 2008, but you have to work on it. ... I think we just got out of a primary cycle and now that's why we're going to have a campaign where each side is going to tell and try to convince people to vote for them."

Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants said Americans of Hispanic descent, especially in Florida, are focused on the economy. "They're willing to vote for Republicans or Democrats on an election by election cycle. The number one issue in the Hispanic community, let's be clear is economic empowerment."


Filed under: 2012 • Latino voters • Marco Rubio • Newsmakers • State of the Union
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