TAMPA, Fla. -- A big focus at the Republican National Convention here is a focus on showcasing diversity within the GOP. That kicked off early on the first real day of the convention Tuesday, when Rep. Francisco Canseco (R-TX) addressed the delegates as one of the convention's first half-dozen or so speakers.
Canseco's speech focused on what unifies him to the GOP.
"Whether you are a seventh generation American or a first generation immigrant, like my parents were, coming to seek a better life, we all want the opportunity to succeed," Canseco said in a prepared version of his speech sent to reporters.
Then he turned to Spanish:
Un gobierno limitado y menos impuestos significan más oportunidad y mejores empleos para un futuro más próspero para las siguientes generaciones. Con Mitt Romney como Presidente - lo podemos hacer mejor.
While bilingual political speeches are common in border states like Texas, they're somewhat controversial in the GOP. Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and other Republicans recently sponsored legislation that would make English the country's official language.