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Mitt Romney Releases Spanish-Language Ad On Economy (VIDEO)

08/15/2012 08:45 am ET | Updated Aug 15, 2012

The Mitt Romney campaign released an ad Wednesday in Spanish criticizing President Barack Obama and the Democrats over how they've handled the economy.

The ad is a departure from more recent English-language ads from the Romney campaign that have drifted from its economic message and instead have focused on challenging Obama for cutting Medicare, cutting welfare and accusing him of waging a "war on religion."

The ad riffs on Obama saying "Yes we can!"

"Can we?" says a narrator in Spanish.

"Can we accept that half of our youth cannot find work upon finishing college?" the narrator says. "Can we continue with more than 10 percent unemployment among Hispanics?"

Politico reported that the Romney/Ryan ticket is on track to lose the Latino vote by a wider margin than any GOP candidate in more than a decade. Polls have shown Obama leading Latinos by around 40 points.

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