CHARLOTTE - Former U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin made a stop in Charlotte Saturday, stumping for Mitt Romney and rallying the Latino vote.
Many political experts said the booming Latino voter population will play a major role come Election Day. The latest NBC News poll shows 70-percent favoring President Barack Obama, 25-percent backing Romney.
The Republican Party is doing what it can, to close that margin
"We know that under Obama we have gotten welfare checks and unemployment checks,” said Marin. “All Latinos want is a paycheck and under Mitt Romney that's what they're going to get."
President Obama weighed in on the issue earlier this week, telling an Iowa newspaper: "Should I win a second term, a big reason is because the Republican nominee and the Republican Party have so alienated the fastest-growing demographic group in the country, the Latino community.”
A 2008 CNN exit poll showed 67-percent of Latino voters went with then, Sen. Barack Obama. 31-percent voted for Senator John McCain.