Romney, Gingrich court Hispanics with talk of Puerto Rico statehood
Republicans Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich today vied for the votes of Hispanics with tokens such as supporting statehood for Puerto Rico - if its residents approve it - while also defending immigration views that have caused them discomfort. “We are not anti-immigrant. We are not anti-immigration,” Romney told a convention of the Hispanic Leadership Network after a lengthy recitation of his views. Hispanics are being targeted by all the GOP candidates heading into Tuesday’s Florida primary.