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Brian Conklin (far right), a regional campaign director for President Obama, briefs volunteers about registering new voters prior before they canvass a heavily Latino neighborhood on Friday, June 29, 2012, in Phoenix.  Across the country, both political parties have been courting the Latino vote, the nation's fastest-growing minority group. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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Brian Conklin (far right), a regional campaign director for President Obama, briefs volunteers about registering new voters prior before they canvass a heavily Latino neighborhood on Friday, June 29, 2012, in Phoenix. Across the country, both political parties have been courting the Latino vote, the nation's fastest-growing minority group. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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