06/09/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Clinton Campaign Chair: Obama Has A Latino "Problem"

Ken Vogel reports that the Clinton campaign is using the results to openly argue that Barack Obama has a problem with Hispanic voters -- an idea Clinton backers have previously mentioned only behind the scenes.

"It was a 100 percent Hispanic primary and it shows that he has a problem with the Latino community," Terry McAuliffe, campaign chairman for Hillary Clinton, told a handful of reporters after polls closed Sunday. "He cannot close in this key core constituency," McAuliffe added.

Voters in Puerto Rico are in some ways different from Hispanics living stateside, both because there's a long tradition of racial mixing and because elections here tend to center around the debate over whether the island should remain a commonwealth or become a state or an independent nation. They also don't vote in November.

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