Cristina Saralegui wants everyone to know that Barack Obama is the right choice for the Latino community come November.
The Cuban-born talk show host, who announced her endorsement of the President back in June, is starring in a new Spanish-language ad called "Muchísimo" (Spanish for "a lot"), in which the Latina Oprah defends Obama's record against charges that he has done nothing during his four years in office. Saralegui points to Obama's health care law, the death of Osama Bin Laden, and low interest rates for student loans as some of Obama's successes.
“It makes me laugh when some say President Obama hasn’t done anything. Really?" the Latina Oprah says in the new video, which according to Fox News Latino will air in the battleground states of Colorado, Florida, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia.
"He helped us avoid an economic depression," Saralegui says. "He passed a health law that guarantees our access to a doctor’s care. He eliminated Osama bin Laden and brought our troops back from Iraq. So, then, what has Obama done? A lot!” she says.
The 64-year-old Spanish-language talk show host ends the video, saying, "Pa'lante" (Forward).
This isn't the first time Saralegui records an endorsement video for the Obama administration. Last month, Saralegui taped her first video for Obama for America, aimed at Hispanic voters.
"I came to this country when I was 12 years old, because my parents wanted to give me new opportunity to succeed. With their support and a lot of hard work, I was able to pursue my dreams," Saraelgui said in the video, adding that Barack Obama has the Latino community's best interest at heart. “President Obama wants everyone to have the chance I had. That’s why he’s working to put healthcare and a good education within reach of all Americans,” she said.
Originally from Cuba, Saralegui came to the U.S. with her family when she was 12 years-old. Often referred to as the "Latina Oprah," she became a household name with her Miami-based Spanish-language talk show, "El Show de Cristina," where she hosted guests including Selena, Shakira, Ricky Martin, Gloria Trevi and other big names in the entertainment business.
Her empire includes her talk show, which has won 11 Emmys and an estimated 100 million viewers worldwide, a Miami television studio, Casa Cristina, a furniture line, an upcoming clothing line and her own magazine Cristina La Revista according to TIME magazine.
Saralegui was named one TIME Magazine's "25 most influential Hispanics in America" in 2005.
Saralegui added that this election won't just affect Latinos right now, but will have an impact on Latinos "for generations to come." She also urged the Latino community to get registered to vote and talk to friends and neighbors about the election. “Make sure they are ready to make their voices heard on Nov. 6," she said.
As reported by Politico.com, the Obama campaign has made a huge investment in Spanish-language TV and radio, spending $3.6 million on ads, while the Romney camp has spent $521,000.
Saralegui isn't alone in her support of Obama. Here are other Latino celebs who have endorsed the President.
OTHER LATINO CELEBRITIES WHO SUPPORT PRESIDENT OBAMA
Just days after the president declared his support for same-sex marriage, pop-star <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/14/obama-fundraiser-ricky-martin-lgbt-wall-street_n_1516001.html" target="_hplink">Ricky Martin hosted a fundraiser for Obama in New York. </a> The Puerto Rican singer praised the president's endorsement on same sex marriage and gave his nod of approval to the 2012 president's campaign. Back in April the Puerto Rican singer told Univision's Spanish-language program Primer Impacto, "I am proud to support our president," <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/ricky-martin-endorses-president-obama/story?id=16343760#.T99dTitYs3Q" target="_hplink">according to ABC News. </a>
In early May, the Honduran-born and former host of of BET's "106 & Park" appeared in a video from "Latinos for Obama" endorsing President Obama's 2012 campaign. "Latinos are the fastest growing voting bloc in the country. That means that our voice is more important and more powerful than ever before. That's why I'm getting involved in President Obama's campaign and you should too so that Latinos can be heard in 2012 and beyond," <a href="http://electad.com/video/barack-obama-ad-rocsi-diaz-join-latinos-for-obama/" target="_hplink">she said in her supporting ad. </a>
Spanish actor Antonio Bandera and wife Melanie Griffith have been strong supporters of Obama <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/antonio-banderas-melanie-griffith-barack-obama-eva-longoria-247627" target="_hplink">since his candidacy back in 2008. </a> The couple hosted the 2011 Latino fundraiser for President Obama in their private home in Los Angeles. Banderas said the event was <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/04/banderas-obama-fundraiser_n_1076939.html" target="_hplink">"like a fairly tale." </a>
Actress Eva Longoria, who is one of the 35 national co-chairs appointed by the Obama reelection campaign, has been an avid supporter of President Obama. In a video released back in April by the Obama campaign <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/26/eva-longoria-on-why-she-supports-barack-obama_n_1456355.html" target="_hplink">the Mexican-American actress explained</a> why the President's record on healthcare, education and immigration should earn him the Latino vote in the next election. Despite the fact the president's administration set the record in 2011 for most deportations in one year, Longoria still highlighted the President's record on immigration.
Marc Anthony is the latest Latino celebrity to publicly support President Obama. The Puerto Rican musician announced he will deliver a "special musical performance" at an Obama fundraiser on June 26 at the Fillmore Miami Beach, where he will help the President raise money for his campaign, <a href="http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/broward/blog/2012/06/singer_marc_anthony_to_help_ba.html" target="_hplink">according to an email invitation </a>
Back in 2010, Gloria Estefan turned heads when she held a fundraiser for President Obama in her Miami home. Two years later and despite the fact that <a href="http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/09/gloria_estefan_obama_immigration.html" target="_hplink">she's said an immigration reform is still in order</a>, the Cuban-born, American singer remains to be a loyal Obama supporter. "I think that he's going to be reelected," <a href="http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/09/gloria_estefan_obama_immigration.html" target="_hplink">Estefan told the Daily Intel</a> at the 2011 premier of Broadway's <em>Follies.</em> "I think that he's doing a good job."
Colombian-born actor John Leguizamo compared Barack Obama to John F. Kennedy, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln <a href="http://tweetwood.com/JohnLeguizamo/tweet/187580945275158528" target="_hplink">on Twitter</a> where he wrote that the president makes him proud to "b #American." In response to criticisms about Obama's presidency, Leguizamo has said "he's doing everything he can, man. The fact that he's running this country gives me so much hope and optimism, more than I ever felt in my life," <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/greg-archer/john-leguizamo-on-outsour_b_595484.html" target="_hplink">according to HuffPost blogger Greg Archer.</a>
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has been a supporter of Obama's presidency, defending his record on the environment<a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/215487-white-house-defends-obama-energy-policies-after-poll-shows-disapproval" target="_hplink"> including the president's energy plans.</a> Obama has received criticism from green allies over a 2008 campaign promise to "end the tyranny of oil," <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/ken-salazar-defends-president-obama-record-environment-energy/story?id=14674768#.T99f0CtYs3Q" target="_hplink">according to ABC News</a> but Sec. Salazar has remained a strong defender of the president.
Adam Rodriguez best known for his role as agent Eric Delko on CBS' drama, "CSI: Miami," is a long time supporter of President Obama. Rodriguez was part of Obama's 2008 <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjXyqcx-mYY" target="_hplink">"Yes We Can"</a> video. Since then he's also appeared on public campaign events side fellow Obama supporter Eva Longoria.
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