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Obama releases new Spanish ads

WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Barack Obama released his first Spanish campaign advertisement this week, reaching out to Hispanic voters who could hold a large demographic in the November elections.

The ads will air in Colorado, Nevada and Florida emphasize his support for the Head Start education program. They also focus on the fact his administration sought an increase in funding for Pell Grants, according to Bloomberg.

His campaign has also developed a Spanish language website and campaign managers are recruiting Spanish-speaking volunteers to man phones and pass out voter registration forms.

The Democrats’ campaign to get Hispanics to register to vote and ultimately vote for Obama is  being called “Latinos for Obama.”