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Monday
Jun182012

'Hispanic Oprah' Endorses President Obama

Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Days after President Obama announced that his administration would no longer deport young undocumented immigrants, the woman often dubbed the "Hispanic Oprah" made her first-ever presidential endorsement, pledging her support for Obama on Sunday.

Cristina Saralegui, who has hosted a popular Univision talk show for more than twenty years, is featured in two Obama for America campaign videos, one in English and one in Spanish.

"I came to this country when I was twelve years old because my parents wanted to give me new opportunities to succeed," Saralegui says in the video. "President Obama wants everyone to have the chances I had."

Saralegui's support comes as both Obama and Romney are making a push to court Hispanic voters, one of the fastest-growing voting blocs. If endorsements from Latino celebrities are any guide, Obama has a head start over Romney, with Saralegui joining the likes of Eva Longoria and Ricky Martin on the president's side.

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