Obama campaign launches new ad targeting Hispanics

AP News
Posted: Jun 19, 2012 7:58 AM
Obama campaign launches new ad targeting Hispanics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is running new Spanish-language television ads touting the benefits of Obama's health care overhaul for Hispanic voters.

The ads feature Cristina Saralegui (Sara-LEH-gee), a popular Spanish-language television personality who endorsed Obama this week. She says in the ad that Obama's health care law guarantees that "the great majority of Hispanics" will have access to doctors and hospitals.

The ads are running as the Supreme Court readies a decision on the constitutionality of a key provision in the health care mandate.

The campaign says the ads will air in Nevada, Colorado and Florida, key battleground states with sizeable Hispanic populations. The ads follow Obama's announcement that his administration will stop deporting some young illegal immigrants, a policy aimed in part at rallying support from Hispanic voters.