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Romney campaign targets Latinos

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

The phones are busier than ever at the Romney headquarters on West Tropicana Avenue in Summerlin.

The focus will soon be divided up as a new location on North Eastern Ave will target the Latino voters.

"The Hispanic vote is very important, here in the state of Nevada as well as nationally because we are a growing force. Not only in politics but overall in the United States. We are opening businesses at a higher rate than people that are not Hispanic," said Elsa Barnhill, director of Hispanic Outreach for the Romney campaign.

Banners are slowly coming alive in both English and Spanish inside the new office, which opened last Friday. It's a major move forward for the Republican party hoping to gain more Hispanic support.

"We really want to talk to people in this community. This is very important to us. We've had so many volunteers in this area and east Las Vegas that have said I really want to get involved," added Barnhill.

"I was laid off about a year ago and it's been difficult to find employment. I understand that is one of Mitt Romney's biggest issues - jobs and the economy," said Melinda Mansoor, a local volunteer.

Mansoor is one of many volunteers promoting the governor's campaign. Since August, she has been working a minimum of five hours daily.

"It's so important to me because I have faith. I call him President Romney. He is going to win the next election," Mansoor said.

As more banners go up in both languages, the goal will remain the same.

"Marking sure we tell them we that there is another choice. We don't have to have a repeat of the last four years in Nevada," said Mason Harrison, communication director for the Romney campaign.

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