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Press Release - McCain 2008 Announces Florida Hispanic Coalition Leadership

June 28, 2008

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced the leadership of its Florida Hispanic Coalition. The coalition includes respected political, business and community leaders.

"John McCain has always been a strong advocate for Hispanics in Florida and across our nation," said Senator Mel Martinez. "John McCain recognizes the value and contributions Hispanics have made in America. He is someone who has always put this country first, and that's why he has my full support. The support of this coalition reflects his deep commitment to our community."

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen added, "As the first Hispanic woman elected to the United States Congress, I know first-hand the inspiration John McCain has provided to all Latinos. He is a patriot who strongly believes in the values that are important to our community."

Today, John McCain addresses the 25th annual National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) in Washington, D.C., and next week he will make a historic trip to Colombia and Mexico.

Florida Hispanic Coalition Leadership

Honorary State Co-Chairs

Senator Mel Martinez

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

State Co-Chairs

State Senator Rudy Garcia

State Senator Alex Diaz de la Portilla

Speaker Marco Rubio

State Representative Anitere Flories

State Representative Rene Garcia

State Representative Marcelo Llorente

State Representative Carlos Lopez-Cantera

State Representative Juan-Carlos (JC) Planas

State Representative David Rivera

State Representative Julio Robaina

State Representative Marco Rubio

State Representative Trey Traviesa

State Representative Juan Zapata

John McCain, Press Release - McCain 2008 Announces Florida Hispanic Coalition Leadership Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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