Thursday, July 18, 2024

McCain and Obama present economic plan to Latinos

Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama sought Tuesday to send the same message to a critical constituency: they understand that Hispanics share the same economic concerns as other Americans — and they will help the whole country prosper.

It was the second time in as many weeks the presidential candidates directly appealed to a Hispanic group. Appearances before a third were on tap for Sunday and Monday, underscoring the fierce fight for these fickle voters.

The rivals, to be sure, pressed anew their support for comprehensive immigration reform, a bedrock issue for Hispanics, in separate speeches to the League of United Latin American Citizens. But each candidate was primarily focused on making his case that he — and not his opponent — could best lead the country out of economic straits and help the middle class achieve prosperity

Associated Press