TAMPA, Fla. — Former Vice President and Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden will make campaign stops today in Florida.
After meeting with veterans for a roundtable discussion at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Biden will then travel to Kissimmee where he will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
Both Biden and President Donald Trump are now targeting Latino voters in their stump speeches as they travel the country.
What You Need To Know
- Ex-VP and current Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden will be in Florida Tuesday
- Biden will meet with veterans in Tampa and members of the Hispanic community in Kieeimmee
- 2020 Elections
Monday in Arizona, the President told Hispanic supporters, “You uplift the communities and promote our shared values of faith and family, community, hard work and patriotism. It’s really an amazing, you’re an amazing group of people. And I love you. And we’re taking care of you, and we’ll never let you down. I will never let you down.”
Political experts said the Latino vote in Florida is complex this election cycle.
The Associated Press reports the Latino vote is split down the middle with most Cuban American’s leaning Republican and most Immigrants leaning Democratic.
The President Trump’s hard-line stance on immigration has turned some Hispanic voters away. However, University of South Florida Associate Dean and Sociology Professor Elizabeth Aranda said Joe Biden brings his own baggage to the race as he looks to increase his Latino support.
“When President Obama was in office and Biden was his Vice President you saw the number of deportations of the number of Latinos go up pretty dramatically, and so Latino’s haven’t necessarily forgot about that,” Aranda said.
There are now 32 million Latinos registered to vote in November, a subsection of registered voters that has grown more quickly than even African-American’s since 2016.
In battleground state’s like Florida, the Latino vote could sway the election depending on voter turnout.