Obama going up with second Spanish language ads
May 8th, 2012
11:34 AM ET
11 years ago

Obama going up with second Spanish language ads

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign says they're going up with their second round of Spanish language television and radio commercials.

The re-election team announced Tuesday that the ads will run in Colorado, Nevada and Florida, three battleground states with lots of Spanish speaking voters that both Democrats and Republicans are likely to heavily court ahead of November's presidential election. The first round of Spanish language ads, out last month, also ran in the same three states, which Obama carried three years ago.

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According to the campaign, the spots feature "first person accounts from Obama for America organizers and supporters sharing their personal stories of how the President's policies have empowered Latino families and communities."

The second round of ads highlights health care reform.

Last month the campaign launched "Latinos for Obama," which the campaign described as the "largest ever national effort to engage Latino Americans in their communities and involve them in the upcoming election through voter registration, volunteering and voting."

According to exit polls from the 2008 presidential election, Obama won 67% of the Hispanic vote, compared to 31% for Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the then-GOP presidential nominee.

A Pew Research Center poll released last month that while the president held a narrow 49% to 45% advantage over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in a November showdown among all Americans, among Hispanic voters Obama held a 30-point lead, 67% to 27%.

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soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. vote_them_out

    guess Obama is coming up short with the American voter.

    May 8, 2012 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  2. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    So how much is Obama offering the hispanics to vote for him? It's costing us $6 BILLION for Obama to buy the uninformed college voters.

    May 8, 2012 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  3. mcskadittle

    vote_them_out: and that is why flipper will lose, Latino Americans are Americans

    May 8, 2012 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    What do Republicans have to offer Hispanics? According to Romney, the plan is starve you out untl you self deport.

    May 8, 2012 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  5. Alexanders

    Im sure Hispanics are smart and will vote for change with Mit Romney. Obama has failed the Hispanic community in every possible way. I

    May 8, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  6. john potter

    thats why he is not cracking down on immigration reform! He needs the illegal vote to race the election! Its no big secret what they are trying to use for their 2nd run for another term. Its all so secret in the media and on t.v. but hinesight is giving tax breaks to college kids, kicking down single state's on immigration laws, and telling the rich no worries! yeah wonder how this elections going to turn out? change huh? yep! ya bet!

    May 8, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  7. Castillo

    Let me see. He promised Immigration reform and jobs. None of that has materialized but we know how everyone in the entire White House with the exception of the President feels about gay marriage.

    May 8, 2012 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  8. Cynthia L.

    Immigration from Mexico is down as is the illigal entry from Mexico. Obama increased Border Patrol over that of Bush. And, has deported more people that have illegally entered this country. Republicans don't want to hear the truth. More and more you see them with their fingers in their ears saying "Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah.....". How does that look to the rest of us? Desperate. Plain and simple.

    May 8, 2012 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  9. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    Amnesty and free citizenship for sale. Just vote for Obama. He must win no matter what it costs the country.

    May 8, 2012 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  10. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    What is Obama offering to the average white voter to vote for him besides the tax bill for all of his purchased votes, mountains of debt and no jobs? Forward?? Sure doesn't sound like it to me!

    May 8, 2012 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  11. Dean

    He needs to run the ads in Mexico, as many of his voters will be entering the U.S. between now and November.

    May 8, 2012 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  12. Marie MD

    I hope Mexicans, and people from other Spanish speaking countries, realize that the sociobishop's grandaddy didn't move to Mexico because he liked living there more than in the US. He was a polygamist. Look up the word tea tards!
    Then again where would he have had a chance to "marry" eight women and spawn 28 children?
    Can we PLEASE see the flip floper's birth certificate? If he WAS born in the US would he be considered an anchor baby?

    May 8, 2012 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  13. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    The USA economy is SO BAD under Obama that hispanics are heading back to Mexico in record numbers. If THAT isn't the definition of failure, then what is?!

    May 8, 2012 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  14. Lizzie

    Pres.Obama PROMISED the rep.Luis Gutierrez, vote for the healthcare bill I will make sure to bring up immigration reform in MY FIRST TERM, Promise not kept. What will he promise this time.

    May 8, 2012 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    "among Hispanic voters Obama held a 30-point lead, 67% to 27%."

    And CNN failed 2nd grade algebra.

    May 8, 2012 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  16. Four and The Door

    Let's see, the last time Obama paid attention to the Latino American community he did really well. 2008.
    My guess is they will not be fooled a second time by the same guy.

    Romney 2012

    May 8, 2012 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  17. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Mexican American voters, White American voters, African American, India Americans. Chineses Americans, Cuban Americans have the same legal voter rights and to hold Government offices such as Governors(like Bobby Jindal, Marco Rubio, Nikki Haley). Illegal Mexicans, illegal whites, illegal africans, illegal Indians, illegal Chinese, illegal Cubans, don't have voting rights nor can they be Governors. Got it.

    May 8, 2012 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |