Published: Jul 27, 2011 5:29 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 27, 2011 4:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) - The Republican National Committee will begin airing TV and radio ads in Florida they hope will inspire Hispanic voters in advance of the 2012 election.
    
The ads in Florida will be unveiled Wednesday. They follow a series of spots the Republicans launched last week in key western states, as well as ads produced by Democrats also targeting Florida Hispanics.
    
Florida is one of the nation's biggest states still considered up for grabs in 2012, and Hispanics here are among its most coveted swing voters. In 2008, the majority voted for President Barack Obama. But South Florida's most reliable Cuban-American voters tend to lean Republican, and Central Florida's fast-growing Puerto Rican and South American communities tend to be more independent than the strongly Democratic-leaning Hispanic communities in much of the west.

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