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  1. New Mexico governor Susana Martinez is expected to campaign in a few key swing states on behalf of the Republican party in support of Mitt Romney. 

    As the nation’s first Latina Governor, Martinez is looking to plug Romney in Dallas during a fundraiser for Hispanic Republicans.

    Martinez will campaign in Nevada and Texas. 

  2. The teacher from Las Vegas. The couple from Appleton, Wis. The autoworker from Toledo, Ohio.

    You’ve heard of these swing-state every-men and women in stump speeches, major addresses and debates. 

    The Virginian-Pilot asked professors from universities around Virginia which archetypes of Virginia citizens President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney should reference to win over the swing state in Tuesday’s debate: A veteran, a small-business owner, a married mom and a Latino student. 

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  3. Five swing states could be heavily influenced by Hispanic voters this November, and in the wake of the the Supreme Court health-care decision, recent polling indicates their support will bolster President Obama for a second time.

    One day after the Court’s decision came down on June 28, mostly upholding Obamacare, 60 percent of registered Hispanic voters said they preferred government-ensured health care over a private option in a Latino Decisions poll.

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  4. Although the New York Times’ Nate Silver recently suggested that Hispanic voters won’t be a tipping factor for swing states this November, the fact remains that they are a major segment of Colorado’s population. A Kansas City Star article contends that Hispanics will be very influential this fall — “if they turn out.”

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