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Pres. Obama Addresses Hispanic Conference, Holds Rally in Florida

Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Friday, June 22, 2012

Pres. Obama spoke about his immigration policy at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials' (NALEO) 29th annual conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and other officials are also spoke.

The U.S. Hispanic population grew to 50 million in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, making the Latino vote a key factor in the battleground states of Florida, Nevada, Colorado, Ohio, North Carolina and Virginia where Hispanics are concentrated.

President Obama is expected to benefit from Hispanic voters due to a recent Department of Homeland Security directive that temporarily postpones the deportation of young illegal aliens brought to the U.S. as children by their parents.

Preceding the President's address, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) and Labor Sec. Hilda Solis made remarks to the audience.

Also Friday, President Obama delivered remarks at a grassroots event at Hillsborough Community College’s Dale Mabry Campus in Tampa, Florida.

Yesterday, presumptive GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney told the NALEO delegates that President Obama took their votes for granted, but he added, "You do have an alternative." Republicans are counting on high unemployment numbers in the Hispanic community to turn these voters away from the President.

Friday morning, Senior Obama Campaign Strategist David Axelrod and and Leo Hindery, Jr., Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners held a conference call on a Washington Post article on Mitt Romney's record of outsourcing jobs.

Updated: Friday, June 22, 2012 at 5:29pm (ET)

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