Romney, Obama make pitches to Latinos at Disney World this weekby George Bennett | June 19th, 2012
Mitt Romney speaks Thursday and President Obama on Friday to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials annual conference in Lake Buena Vista.
Also slated to address the conference: former Gov. Jeb Bush on Thursday, Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. Rick Scott on Friday and Sen. Bill Nelson on Saturday.
While the conference, billed as “The Latino Political Convention,” has been in the works for months, it coincides with Obama’s recent order to halt deportations of more than 800,000 young illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. before they were 16, have lived here at least five years without a criminal record and earned a high school diploma or served in the military.
Obama is also stepping up his appeal to Hispanic voters this week with the release of a Spanish-language ad in Florida, Nevada and Colorado with ads touting the federal health care bill featuring Cristina Saralegui, host of The Cristina Show on Univision.