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Engage: Rubio fending off criticism; Asian American population boom
Sen. Marco Rubio is fighting off allegations he embellished his family history to boost his political career.
October 27th, 2011
11:38 AM ET

Engage: Rubio fending off criticism; Asian American population boom

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Marco Rubio faces criticism from Latinos outside Miami
“In Miami’s Little Havana, the Cuban exile community has rallied to the defense of its favorite son, Sen. Marco Rubio, as he fights off allegations he embellished his family history to boost his meteoric political career. But well beyond Calle Ocho, the freshman Florida Republican still faces a bigger challenge selling himself to the broader Hispanic electorate." - Politico

Black voters still support president  
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Despite a school of thought in Washington that Mr. Obama’s support among blacks has weakened because of the poor economy and a sense of unmet expectations, interviews and public opinion surveys show that his standing remains remarkably strong among African-Americans." - The New York Times

Asian Americans are country's fastest growing racial group
"Increased immigration from South Asia helped fuel the rapid growth in the number of Asian Americans over the last decade as well as an influx of Asians to states such as Nevada, Arizona, North Carolina and Georgia, according to an analysis of U.S. Census data released Wednesday." - Los Angeles Times

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