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The Hispanic backlash against Bill McCollum

Bill McCollum needs to engage in some (border?) fence-mending wih Hispanic supporters over his decision to propose an Arizona-style immigration law. So tonight he's holding a conference call with some of them to explain his position.

One supporter, McCollum acknowledged, "was ticked off because she was not consulted. And she should have been. I don’t know if she’s had a chance to sit down and look at the actual legislation. I have to sit down and talk with her about it and I will...There are people who are my supporters in the Hispanic community I need to consult with. I think we do need to talk over some of these provisions."

Here's part of the email

Subject: Conference Call with Hispanic Leadership

Dear Friend,

As key leaders in Florida’s Hispanic Community, you serve as the backbone of our campaign. I know many of you have questions regarding legislation I’m proposing to crackdown on illegal immigration in our state. I would like an opportunity to talk more about this issue as it relates to our state and our campaign.

If you are available, please join a conference call with me this evening to discuss this important issue.

McCollum for Governor Conference Call with Hispanic Call

Thursday, August 12, 2010

10:00 PM Eastern