Obama In Mexico: Without Latino Support I Wouldn’t Be President

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May 3, 2013 6:59 a.m.

President Barack Obama gave a shout out to Hispanic Americans in Mexico City on Friday — an electorate with ever-growing clout widely considered to have propelled the 44th president to a comfortable re-election in 2012.

“In fact without the support of Latinos including so many Mexican Americans, I would not be standing here today as president of the United States. That’s the truth,” Obama said, speaking before a group of students at the National Museum of Anthropology.

Latinos voted for Obama over Republican Mitt Romney 71% to 27% in 2012, according to CNN. In 2008, Obama received 67% of the Latino vote.

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