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Mitt Romney took a hard line on illegal immigration, was labeled anti-immigrant and had a national network of Hispanic Republicans come out against him, yet he won Florida's primary by carrying more than half of Hispanics who voted - better than he did among whites.
Ms. Ellis said they were vocal in Florida, but they ended up not having an impact, in part because they can't vote and because the issue didn't resonate enough with the GOP primary electorate.
"They evidently don't vote. They're dreamers," she said. "They have a point. We need to do something about it. But should a candidate spend resources, time, when at the end of the day a candidate wants to be elected? It's all about votes?"