WASHINGTON (UPI) — Arizona Sen. John McCain’s Spanish- and English-language websites differ on what they say about the Republican’s views on immigration and homeland security.
McCain’s English-language campaign website touts his work to boost border security and “reform our broken immigration system,” and the Spanish-language site promotes the 80-year-old senator’s teaming with Democrats to “work on a humane migratory reform that is sensitive to the needs of the immigrant community.”
The sites differ in other ways as well, with an endorsement on the Spanish-language site by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and an endorsement by the American Conservative Union on the English-language site.
The Spanish-language site was launched by campaign on Tuesday, a week after his Republican primary victory.
McCain campaign spokeswoman Lorna Romero said the websites were “never intended to be identical.”
Romero said the Spanish-language website “focuses closely on policy issues commonly raised by Spanish-language and bilingual Arizonans, based on the campaign’s internal research.”
As McCain has tried to walk on both sides of the immigration issue, his campaign is working to defeat perhaps the toughest challenger the five-term senator has had to face, the well-funded congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) who has used McCain’s support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as a tool for her to gain Hispanic votes in November.
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