01/30/2012 03:46 pm ET

Romney Snags Important Endorsement From Governor Luis Fortuño And Embraces Puerto Rican Statehood

At the end of a long weekend of campaigning in South Florida, where the Cuban American vote has been largely emphasized, Mitt Romneys' strong embrace of Puerto Rican statehood and an endorsement from Governor Luis Fortuño, may signal a shift of momentum in favor of Romney among Latino Republicans in the Sunshine state.

The Puerto Rican governor announced his support for Romney late Friday --citing his "leadership and experience"--just days before the Florida primary where the Latino vote will be a key factor.

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