President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney have agreed to participate in separate “Meet the Candidate” events aimed at Hispanic voters and hosted by Univision News and Facebook.
The forums, in a news release issued by Univision, are billed as the first-ever events in which candidates for the U.S. presidency will “directly address topics of importance to the Hispanic community.”
Here's a stat from Beth Reinhard that surprises me. Obama has spent $4.34 million on Spanish-language ads, while Romney has spent $965,000.
Now that's a 4:1 margin, obviously, but throughout this summer, Obama outspent the Romney campaign on all ads by roughly 3:1, so it's not a dramatically unusual gap.
The Spanish-language spending disparity was far more pronounced earlier in the cycle than now.