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Secret Video: Mitt Romney Says "It Would be Helpful to be Latino" to win the Election

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In another clip (video below), released by Mother Jones, from a fundraiser that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at earlier this year, he jokes that if his father George Romney had been "born of Mexican parents, I'd have a better shot at winning this."

Romney said: "My dad, as you probably know, was the governor of Michigan and was the head of a car company. But he was born in Mexico ... and uh, had he been born of uh, Mexican parents, I'd have a better shot at winning this. But he was unfortunately born to Americans living in Mexico. He lived there for a number of years. I mean, I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be Latino."

Romney addressed the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, on Monday, where he claimed the President Obama failed to fix immigration, even though President Obama signed the Dream Act, which allows children of undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. and attend college.