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November 7, 2008 7:09 PM

Economy, anti-immigrant rhetoric drove Latinos to Obama

As Cecilia Khan registered hundreds of new Latino voters in western Nevada this year, she heard the same handful of concerns over and over again. Latinos told her that they were upset that the downturn hammering the U.S. economy had hit their communities especially hard. They also were up in arms over what they perceived as anti-immigrant rhetoric from some Republican leaders.

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