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McCain names Florida Hispanic leaders



John McCain has named his Hispanic leadership team in Florida on the day of his speech to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. With 1.2-million Hispanic voters in Florida, strong support is critical to McCain's success.

Honorary State Co-Chairs
Sen. Mel Martinez; U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen; U.S. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart; U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart.

State Co-Chairs
Sen. Rudy Garcia; Sen. Alex Diaz de la Portilla; Speaker Marco Rubio; Rep. Anitere Flories; Rep. Rene Garcia; Rep. Marcelo Llorente; Rep. Carlos Lopez-Cantera; Rep. J.C. Planas; Rep. David Rivera; Rep. Julio Robaina; Rep. Trey Traviesa; Rep. Juan Zapata

UPDATE: The McCain and Obama camps are trading insults today over immigration reform, with Obama accusing McCain of flip-flopping on the issue and McCain saying his opponent helped kill the reform bill. A recent Times story looked at McCain's handling of the issue and how it could play out in Florida.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:26am]


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