Mitt Romney's Hispanic dilemmaPublished: Jan 13, 2012 8:00 am By: Rachel Weiner WaPo.com
"That juxtaposition shows the difficult path the frontrunner is facing as he seeks to simultaneously wrap up the Republican nomination while also beginning to move to the ideological center for the general election.
The swing states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and North Carolina all have large Hispanic populations.
Florida especially will be critical to Romney’s bid. Of those, Florida is the only state with a significant Republican Hispanic voting bloc: Cuban-Americans, who make up about a quarter of the state’s Latino population. In 2008, 64 percent of this group voted for Sen. John McCain (R)."
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