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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Stumping and Eating in Florida's 17th Congressional District
During his 2012 race to the White House, Republican candidate Mitt Romney made a visit to a popular family owned Cuban food company in Medley located in Florida's 17th congressional district in Miami-Dade County called Conchita Foods. This was an event with the goal of identifying with Latino voters through their food and thus gaining their support on Election Day next week. In 2008, Republican candidate John McCain won more Floridian districts than his opponent Barack Obama but lost the state because he lost the crucial 17th district which has a high concentration of Latino voters. The 2008 indicates that 62.4% of the district is made up of Latinos. Since then, that number has grown and has continued to increase to almost 65%. A number of prominent Cuban-American elected officials have endorsed Romney among them, Republican Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Mario Diaz-Balart, and former Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart. In addition, former Senators Mel Martinez and Connie Mack have also endorsed you. All of them accompanied Romney on his visit to Conchita foods which sells Cuban-American specialty foods. While stumping and eating Romney reminded people that his father was born in Mexico, he spoke a little bit in Spanish, and he promised to increase trade between the United States and Latin America.
Latino Voters and Obama: http://www.latinodecisions.com/blog/2012/09/17/latina-voters-prefer-obama-by-53-point-margin/
Stumping And Eating Series: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Stumping+And+Eating
Note: research provided by Ayo Iwuagwu