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Priorities USA Action Air Spanish Language Ads (VIDEO)

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NEW YORK -- A labor union and an independent group supporting President Barack Obama's re-election are running Spanish language ads in three battleground states targeting Republican Mitt Romney.

The ads from Priorities USA Action and the Service Employees International Union are running in Colorado, Florida and Nevada. The ads, titled "En Sus Propias Palabras," or "In His Own Words," includes clips of Romney appearing to sound out of touch on the economy and Hispanic voters responding to his words.

One clip shows Romney saying he likes to be able to fire people. Another shows him saying he's not focused on the very poor. Both statements are taken out of context.

The groups say they are spending $4 million to air the ads.

Polls show Obama with a large lead over Romney among Hispanics.

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