Republicans continued their strong outreach to Hispanic voters during Thursday night's convention.
All week they have been highlighting Hispanic elected officials from around the country, but on Thursday the effort kicked into even a higher gear. In a short video, elected officials from New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez to U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida talked about how their party's values are the values of many Hispanics — from strong family ties to strong support for small business.
On the heels of the video, Romney's son Craig Romney spoke in Spanish to the crowd, followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — a popular politician who also spoke to the crowd in Spanish.
Scheduled to be up later in the evening: Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida — perhaps the country's most up-and-coming Hispanic official.
— Sally Buzbee
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