Cristina Saralegui, a fixture in Hispanic media often called the "Hispanic Oprah," endorsed President Obama Monday. This is the first time the Miami-based talk show host has waded into a presidential race, but she said the election was too important and that she felt she had to speak up since Hispanics may "very well decide the next election."
"I will do everything I can from now until November to ensure that President Obama is re-elected; there’s simply too much at stake," Saralegui said in a statement. "President Obama, I was very fortunate to live the American dream and I know that only you will make it possible for millions more to do the same. You’ve had our back, and now, with utmost respect and admiration, I have yours.”
"Cristina is one of the most trusted names in the Hispanic community and we're honored to have Cristina be a spokesperson for the campaign, speaking directly to Hispanic voters about the President’s accomplishments," Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said in a statement.
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