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Where Hispanics Live

In the race to the White House, no ethnic group is more prized than Hispanics. President Obama ended deportations for some young undocumented immigrants, and the Romney campaign is vetting Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who would be the countrys first Hispanic candidate for vice president. Its no wonder each campaign is trying to woo Hispanics, whose unsettled opinions of Democrats and Republicans make them ripe for the taking. Although Obama won twice as many Hispanic votes in 2008 than John McCain, only four years earlier George W. Bush claimed 40 percent of the Hispanic vote, a modern high for a Republican candidate. Support from Hispanics in battleground states such as Florida or Colorado could swing the election to a candidates favor. Most Hispanics live in the Southwest and constitute majorities in several counties in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. Chicago, Miami, and the Northeast are also home to large Hispanic populations. via Slate