President Obama, hoping the Latino vote can make the difference in key swing states, secured an endorsement today from a prominent Hispanic talk show host.
Cristina Saralegui, who has hosted The Cristina Show for 21 years, said Obama “understands the Hispanic community and has supported it unconditionally and that is why I was moved to endorse and campaign for our president’s re-election.”
Saralegui also cut an ad for the Obama election team.
In its announcement, the Obama campaign described Saralegui as “a seasoned journalist who is recognized as one of the most respected and influential role models in the Hispanic community.” She’s also been called the Hispanic Oprah.
“Cristina is one of the most trusted names in the Hispanic community,” said Obama campaign manager Jim Messina. “We’re honored to have Cristina be a spokesperson for the campaign, speaking directly to Hispanic voters about the president’s accomplishments.”
The endorsement comes just a few days after Obama announced a new immigration/work permit policy for the children of illegal immigrants.