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White House official from South Florida steps down from job dealing with Hispanic media

An Obama administration official credited with improving White House access for the burgeoning Hispanic news media is leaving his post, writes Lesley Clark from our McClatchy Washington Bureau.

Luis Miranda, 36, who grew up in South Florida and staffed then-presidential candidate Al Gore’s Miami-Dade campaign office, is stepping down to return to the private sector as a communications consultant. The White House’s director of Hispanic media, Miranda is credited – within the White House and the Hispanic media – with helping to provide access not seen in previous administrations. The outreach came as the White House was courting the growing Hispanic vote, which helped President Barack Obama win re-election last fall.

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