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Obama courts Latinos in Florida
 
A member of the Secret Service stands watch while President Obama speaks at the University of Colorado at Boulder Tuesday.
A member of the Secret Service stands watch while President Obama speaks at the University of Colorado at Boulder Tuesday.
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Speaking at Florida's Walt Disney World resort on Friday, President Obama vowed to Latino leaders that he would renew the battle for immigration reform. A congressional stalemate on immigration, Obama argued, has resulted in a "patchwork of state laws that cause more problems than they solve and are often doing more harm than good." The Hispanic vote represents a critical election-year demographic for the president, as Latinos backed him by a 2-to-1 margin in 2008.

 

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