(CNN) - As the Senate Judiciary Committee begins hearings on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, a Latino group is launching a radio ad in Florida highlighting Republican opposition to the first Hispanic nominee to the high court.
The ad, sponsored by Presente.org and Progressive Change Campaign Committee, features past remarks from conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh declaring Sotomayor a 'racist," and attacks Republican Rep. John Mica of the Florida's 7th Congressional District for not denouncing the remarks.
The group says the ads will target other key congressional districts in the future.
Full English translation of the ad:
Sonia Sotomayor is set to be the first Latina and Puerto Rican to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
It is a proud moment for our community, yet Republican leaders insist on attacking her.
That's Republican leader Rush Limbaugh calling Judge Sotomayor a racist and a bigot.
It's insulting to all Latinos and Americans.
We asked Republican John Mica if he would denounce Limbaugh's words.
His response? Silence.
Let's put a stop to the hate. Call Congressman Mica (R-Florida) today.