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Washington Post: Marco Rubio tests politics, ethnicity

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What is his stance on the Arizona immigration law? Does he favor amnesty for undocumented immigrants?

“I don’t support amnesty,” Rubio says. “I support a legal immigration system.”

A Cuban-American lawyer and former state House speaker, the 39-year-old Rubio has captured the attention of national Republicans hoping to attract Hispanic voters, a majority of whom voted for President Barack Obama in 2008.

But it’s among Hispanic voters that some of Rubio’s conservative positions could prove divisive. Continue reading here.

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