Romney endorsed by architect of controversial Ariz. immigration law
The legal architect of Arizona’s controversial S.B. 1070 has endorsed Mitt Romney. (Photo: Facebook)
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday announced that he had received an endorsement from the legal architect of immigration crackdown laws in Arizona and Alabama, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
“With Kris on the team, I look forward to working with him to take forceful steps to curtail illegal immigration and to support states like South Carolina and Arizona that are stepping forward to address this problem,” Romney said in a statement.
The endorsement could pose a problem for Romney, who’s recently indicated he’s interested in attracting Latino voters who strongly oppose the Arizona and Alabama laws.
Democrats pointed out that Romney’s announcement came on the same day that the Republican National Committee announced its Latino outreach program and Romney released his first Spanish-language ad.
“On the very same day Mitt Romney launched a Spanish-speaking TV ad in Florida, he rolls out the endorsement of one of the most extreme anti-immigrant politicians in the country,” an Obama campaign source said.