Whitman's Latino Campaign in the 'Hood

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LOS ANGELES -- Meg Whitman has opened a new office in East Los Angeles to launch a campaign reaching out to Latinos, reports La Opinion.

Latinos appear divided on the candidate. While a small group at the opening applauded her talk of supporting small businesses and education, including one man who said Whitman hired him to make her neon signs, protesters outside shouted slogans of "liar" and "my vote is not for sale."

Marisol Rodriguez, one of many protesters from the SEIU trade union, complained of Whitman's past language against immigrants and that it wasn't worth it for Latinos to vote for her. An engineering student came to protest because he knows that Whitman doesn't support undocumented students who want to go to college.