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Florida Lawmaker To Give Spanish Response To Obama Speech

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January 28, 2014 AT 11:25 AM
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the first Cuban American elected to Congress, will respond to President Obama’s State of the Union Address in Spanish. The Florida Republican, first elected in 1989, will be working off remarks by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, who has been tapped to give the official GOP rebuttal on Tuesday night. Republicans are sending an unmistakable message through McMorris Rodgers and Ros-Lehtinen as the party tries to broaden its appeal to women and minorities who overwhelmingly voted for Obama in 2012.