Obama campaign releases third set of Spanish ads
May 30th, 2012
05:39 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama campaign releases third set of Spanish ads

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's reelection campaign on Wednesday released two Spanish-language advertisements featuring personal testimonials of campaign organizers touting the president's efforts on jobs and health care.

The ads join a series of Spanish-language spots released in early May and late April, as the campaign seeks to win Latino voters.

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Team Obama says the advertisements, and the prior ones, are running in Colorado, Florida, and Nevada - and feature one organizer from each of the three states.

The political ad spending tracking firm Kantar Media/Campaign Media Analysis Group said the Obama campaign has spent $971,000 to air the Spanish-language ads between April 19 and Tuesday. The first ad was released on April 18.

A poll released last week showed Obama's approval rating among Latinos was 61%, 34 points ahead of the favorability rating of GOP rival Mitt Romney, who stood at 27%.

Romney's campaign has spent a fraction of the Obama buy - only $5,880 - on a Spanish translation of their own English-language ad, CMAG said.

- CNN's Kevin Bohn and Gregory Wallace contributed to this report

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. The REAL Truth...

    They should be.. they don't even understand it yet.. LOL !

    May 30, 2012 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Save your money Mr. President.
    We're IN and proudly surround you!!
    Obama otra vez si se puede!!!!

    May 30, 2012 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  3. Hammerer

    Obama shows his real concern for the Mexican people by his actions. Or should I say nonaction.
    He sends troops to all corners of the Islam world to protect the people from the atrocities being committed against the people by armed groups, but he ignores the drug gangs slaughter of thousands of helpless people daily in Mexico. He turns a blind eye to the violence and makes no mention of the headless bodies found hanging from bridges or left in the street.
    All he wants is a vote.

    May 30, 2012 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  4. Larry L

    Hispanic people get it. They know Republicans care about their issues at election time only. Beyond the vote, all the Republicans see is either an illegal immigrant or somebody to clean their pool or make the bed in their hotel.

    May 30, 2012 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  5. Keeping it Real

    Sniffit, with Obama's record on the economy? I don't think any candidate would be scared. Especially if he keeps insulting other countries!

    May 30, 2012 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  6. jack878

    People have to make a choice, you are either proamerica or proillegal but you can't be both.

    May 30, 2012 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
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    May 30, 2012 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  8. Showmeyerpapers

    Romney by a landslide

    May 30, 2012 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  9. george of the jungle

    romney looks like a used car salesman with his slick greasy hair. repos have no clue when it come to the majoriety of hispanic voters. And mitt has no clue at all.what ever they tell him to do he will. To busy kissing the donalds backside right now. Obama 2012

    May 30, 2012 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |