Romney Campaign Doesn’t Have Spanish Version Of Website

The former Governor will need Latino votes in the fall, but his website lacks a Spanish version.

Mitt Romney speaks at luncheon hosted by the Newspaper Association of America and American Society of News Editors Wednesday. (Getty Images)

As Republican Presidential presumptive nominee Mitt Romney heads into the general election fight with Barack Obama, the former Governor has to overcome several gaps in voter demographics that could doom his chances in November. Republicans notoriously have polled poorly with both women and Hispanics this election. A recent PPP poll in the crucial swing state of Nevada shows Romney trailing the President 69%-30% among Hispanic voters.

Romney’s Presidential campaign will seek to close the huge gap in Hispanic voters, a bloc which George Bush’s success in 2000 and 2004 helped propel him to victory, in anyway possible. But the candidates own website doesn’t feature a Spanish version of the site.

The former Massachusetts Governor’s website featured a Spanish version in 2008, as well as his website when he ran for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002. The Romney campaign has also run ads in Spanish targeted at Latino voters in Florida, narrated by the Governor’s son Craig.

Of the Republican Presidential candidates, only Newt Gingrich features a Spanish version of his website. The Obama campaign has featured a version of their site in Spanish since April 2007, launched during the 2008 Democratic primary.

A spokesmen for the Romney campaign did not immediately return a request for comment.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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