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Cristina Saralegui in both English and Spanish endorses Obama

For those of you who do not watch Spanish-language television, you may wonder what all the fuss is about surrounding Cristina Saralegui's endorsement of President Barack Obama. Most of the media is describing her as the Latin version of Oprah Winfrey.

Below, Crowley Political Report offers you both the English and Spanish versions of her ad. Plus, we have the news release from the campaign:

Today Obama for America is proud to announce the endorsement of Emmy award-winning talk show host and community leader Cristina Saralegui.

Cristina Saralegui, a seasoned journalist who is recognized as one of the most respected and influential role models in the Hispanic Community, and Obama for America Campaign Manager Jim Messina released the following statements regarding her endorsement of President Barack Obama.  This is the first time that Saralegui has endorsed a president or actively participated in a presidential campaign.  For 21 years, Cristina and "The Cristina Show" entertained, uplifted, and educated the Hispanic community in the U.S. and throughout the world.

Cristina Saralegui:
“I came to this country when I was 12 years old because my parents wanted to give me the opportunity to succeed.  Since then I have sat back and watched many elections come and go, but it wasn’t until this election, and because of what I see in President Obama and know he’s accomplished, that I decided to get involved.  President Obama is a principled man who has worked hard to put healthcare and a good education in the reach of millions of Americans and believes that everyone who works hard and plays by the rules, should have a fair shot at the American dream. He understands the Hispanic community and has supported it unconditionally and that is why I was moved to endorse and campaign for our President’s reelection.

“This is a critical time for our country and for the Hispanic community.  Hispanics could very well decide the next election and I will do everything I can from now until November to ensure that President Obama is re-elected; there’s simply too much at stake.  President Obama, I was very fortunate to live the American dream and I know that only you will make it possible for millions more to do the same.  You’ve had our back, and now, with utmost respect and admiration, I have yours.”

Jim Messina:
"'Cristina is one of the most trusted names in the Hispanic community and we're honored to have Cristina be a spokesperson for the campaign, speaking directly to Hispanic voters about the President’s accomplishments."


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