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Eva Longoria: Latinos Concerned With Economy

What is the No. 1 issue for Latino voters in the 2012 election? According to actress and Obama reelection co-chair Eva Longoria, it's not immigration but the economy. However, Longoria told CNN's Soledad O'Brien, despite Mitt Romney's claim that his primarmy win in Puerto Rico is a sign that Latinos will help elect him president, the Republican frontrunner is "on the wrong side of every issue that is important to Latinos." His "dangerous" rhetoric including promising to veto the DREAM Act as soon as he is in office, or calling Arizona's anti-immigration law a model for the country, is not appealing to Hispanic voters, she argues, "Latinos are pro-God, pro-small business, pro-family, pro-children going to college ... If [Republicans] were smart they'd capitalize on this audience but they've done so well at polarizing themselves from what is important to the Latino community."

March 20, 2012 12:46 PM