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Experts Say Obama 'Unlikely' To Win Arizona

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Intel Ocotillo Campus in Chandler, Arizona, on January 25, 2012.
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Intel Ocotillo Campus in Chandler, Arizona, on January 25, 2012.

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“The reason the administration thinks it can go after Arizona is part factual and part campaign hype,” said Antonio Gonzalez, president of William C. Velasquez Institute, a nonpartisan Latino public policy research organization with offices in California and Texas. “This is the factual part: the Latino vote is surging . . . and that’s their card [in the campaign]. The hype is about campaign tactics and strategy. The incumbent, with plenty of money and staff, decides to say he can play in his opponent’s back yard – ‘I’m going to come and get you on your turf.’ . . . In Arizona, this is more a misdirected play.”

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