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article imageNew anti-Romney ad in Spanish: Mitt 'show us your (tax) papers'

By JohnThomas Didymus     Jul 20, 2012 in Politics
The pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action and the labor group Service Employees International Union (SEIU) released a new anti-Romney ad Friday that tells the Republican presidential candidate in the Spanish language to show his (tax) papers.
The Washington Post notes that a few weeks ago, Vice President Joe Biden told the Hispanic advocacy group La Raza, “Mitt Romney wants you to show your papers, but he won’t show us his.”
What may appear to Hispanic voters an inconsistency in Romney hiding his tax information while demanding immigrants prove their status is expressed in the Spanish language ad "No Trust" from the super PAC.
The narrator in the Spanish language ad translated into English, says: “Our vote is based on trust but Mitt Romney’s not telling us everything. What is he hiding? He wants us to show him our papers. But he doesn’t show us his. How can we trust Mitt Romney?”
The new ad comes as Romney continues to say he will not release his tax returns for several years. The ad slogan makes a comparison between Romney's refusal to release his tax returns and his views on immigration enforcement with an allusion to Arizona's SB 1070, The Huffington Post reports.
A majority of Latinos are opposed to the law and Romney has refused to state his position after the Supreme Court blocked some provisions last month.
The Washington Post reports the ad will air in Nevada and Florida, both swing states with large Latino populations. It is the latest in a series of Spanish-language ads by the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) that have focused on Medicare, immigration and foreclosures.
Obama enjoys the overwhelming support of Latino voters in the US. But according to analysts, he needs to do more to motivate Latinos to come out and vote in November. The Huffington Post reports that according to a poll released Wednesday by Latino Decisions, Obama has 70 percent support from Latino voters to Romney's 22 percent.
The Washington Post notes that Obama and his allies are spending more on Spanish language ads than Romney is.
"No Trust" was planned to run in Colorado, Nevada and Florida, but after Friday's mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado, the Priorities USA Action said the ad will no longer run in Colorado. The super PAC said it is suspending all of its other ads in the state.
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