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GOP Stumps for Hispanic Votes in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS -- Mitt Romney's campaign is hitting southern Nevada hard this week with some big names in the valley to campaign for the GOP hopeful. Florida Senator Marco Rubio stumped Tuesday for Romney. He is helping the campaign garner Hispanic votes.

Tucked away in a shopping center at Eastern and Stewart avenues is Mitt Romney's campaign office. It is nestled among several Hispanic businesses.

"It was really important for this campaign to have an office somewhere in the Hispanic community. This part of town is very vibrant and has lots of small business owners," said Elsa Barnhill, Juntos Con Romney.

She was born in Mexico and is now part of the Las Vegas Latino outreach for Romney.

"This campaign office was spurred on by volunteers. We had a lot of people in this area of town, that said, 'I would really love to help you guys, but I can't get out so far. 'So we were excited to bring something to them."

The efforts of reaching Latinos go beyond the campaign office. Bringing in big names like Marco Rubio to Nevada also helps. The Hispanic senator stopped by a local Cuban restaurant to chat with key Latino leaders.

"I want to say something to those cameras who are covering us in Spanish," Rubio said. He delivered the following message in Spanish. "At this time when people are concerned whether things will ever be the same, we need to stand up. Things aren't going to be the same, they will be better than they have ever been because we are going to elect Mitt Romney."

CNN is reporting Rubio will be in the green room during Wednesday night's debate in Colorado.

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