AirTalk for September 17, 2012

Mitt Romney courts Hispanic vote in LA at US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce convention despite protests

Mitt Romney Addresses NALEO 29th Annual Conference In Florida

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Republican Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney speaks at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will speak at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s (USHCC) 33rd Annual National Convention in downtown Los Angeles today, but the GOP hopeful won’t skate by without provoking protest from critics.

Elected officials, business leaders and DREAM Act activists opposed to Romney’s proposed economic and immigration policies are set to march across the street from the convention where the former Bain Capital CEO will give his speech. The USHCC represents about 3 million people and its Annual National Convention is the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in America with approximately 5,000 expected to attend.

How supportive are Hispanic business people of Mitt Romney? How well will the GOP candidate be able to lure Hispanic voters and how vital is that voting demographic for winning the presidential election?


Frank Stoltze, KPCC Reporter, covering the convention

Wendy Lee, KPCC Reporter, covering the convention

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