Add the Rev. Guillermo Maldonado, senior pastor of El Rey Jesus in Miami -- the largest Hispanic church in the country -- to the voices of Hispanic supporters of Bill McCollum who are upset about him throwing his support behind a proposed crackdown on illegal immigration in Florida.
McCollum visited the church recently. Yesterday, the pastor told congregants that he was surprised and disappointed by McCollum's position.
A Spanish-language ad for McCollum featuring U.S. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart is no longer on the air. McCollum camp said the ad finished its run. Did the congressman ask the campaign not to re-up it? He hasn't returned calls.
Miami Herald columnist Myriam Marquez said McCollum has "disrespected" the Hispanic community. Her column is here.