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Romney also told the Latino officials that he would do away with Obama’s signature health care law. Often a huge applause line with his audiences, his declaration prompted just a few to clap and one person in the audience booed.

Obama’s campaign, which doesn’t draw much attention to the health care law on the campaign trail, has made it a top issue in Spanish-language ads, targeting an audience that is among the most uninsured in the country.

Associated Press writer Steve Peoples in Orlando contributed to this report.