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Spanish-language TV ad in Florida rips Mitt Romney



The Service Employees International Union and Priorities USA Action, a pro-Obama Super PAC, announced a series of Spanish-language ads against Mitt Romney's "extreme positions on issues important to Hispanic families." The ads include this one for Florida, which uses Romney's words against him.

"If I were elected and congress passed the Dream Act, would I veto it? and the answer is yes," Romney says in a town hall meeting. A Hispanic man then says, "Mitt Romney is a person that looks only for his interest and his party’s interest, not for the people." The ad also reprises Romney's line that he's "not concerned about the very poor," but leaves out context.

Romney, speaking to CNN after his Florida primary win, said this: "I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I’ll fix it. I’m not concerned about the very rich, they’re doing just fine. I’m concerned about the very heart of the America, the 90, 95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling and I’ll continue to take that message across the nation.”


[Last modified: Friday, September 14, 2012 9:54am]


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