Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke to the Latino Coalition summit in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. A national organization that represents Latino business interests, the Latino Coalition began its annual economic summit starting on Monday, featuring keynote speaker Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R).


Romney will be speaking to the Latino Coalition the same week fellow Republican Rep. Steve King (R-IA) compared immigrants to dogs Monday at an event in Pocahontas, Iowa. Romney, who has advocated an policy of "self-deportation" for undocumented immigrants, is behind President Barack Obama among Latino voters in an April poll by 69 percent to 22 percent.

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