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Need to Know, October 19, 2012: Yo decido

This week's host Maria Hinojosa

Just two and a half weeks before the election, the Presidential campaign remains very tight. Both candidates are on the road this week trying to round up every last vote. One of the more coveted groups in this election is the record 24 million Latino voters nationwide. They’re one of the fastest growing voting blocks in the nation, and as their numbers grow, so too does their political power.

While recent national polls show Latinos leaning heavily towards Obama, Hispanic voters are not a monolith. This week, Maria Hinojosa visits central Florida and talks with a wide range of Latino voters in that crucial swing state.

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Web extra

Interview with Maria Padilla, the editor of La Prensa, the biggest Spanish language newspaper in Central Florida.

The numbers

Just how does the Hispanic vote break down in the swing state of Florida?

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