McCain: I've Earned The Trust Of Hispanic Voters

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

John McCain is telling Hispanic voters he's earned their trust -- and Barack Obama hasn't.

McCain will say Monday's speech to the National Council of La Raza that he championed an immigration bill that almost killed his presidential bid, while Obama failed to take a similar stand on the potentially explosive issue.

McCain saw his White House bid nearly collapse from conservatives' anger over his effort on the bill, which opponents branded "amnesty" for millions of illegal immigrants.

Since the bill's defeat, the Arizona senator has tried to make peace with critics in the Republican Party by stressing the need for border security before creating a path to citizenship.

A recent Associated Press-Yahoo News poll shows Obama leading McCain among Hispanics, 47% to 22%, with 26% undecided.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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