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Ted Cruz: "When Was The Last Time You Saw A Hispanic Panhandler?"

CHRIS WALLACE, "FOX NEWS SUNDAY" HOST: All right. We are running out of time and there are a couple of more questions I want to ask you.

You are a Cuban-American. Right now, according to the polls, Romney is trailing Obama badly among Hispanics. What does he need to do to reach out to Hispanics without doing what you called Democrat lite?

TED CRUZ (TX), GOP NOMINEE FOR U.S. SENATE: Look, I think Hispanic community -- the values that resonate in our community are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family and patriotism. Do you know the rate of military enlistment among Hispanics is higher than any demographic in this country? And they are also hard work and responsibility.

A friend of mine, a Hispanic entrepreneur asked me a question sometime ago, he said, "When is the last time you saw a Hispanic panhandler?" I think it's a great question. I'll tell you, in my life I've never once have seen a Hispanic panhandler, because in our community, it would be viewed as shameful to be out on the street begging. Those are all conservative values -- faith, family, hard work, responsibility.

And I think what Governor Romney needs to do and I think what he is doing is defending those values and making the case that the Obama agenda has been incredibly destructive to the Hispanic community.

Hispanic unemployment is higher than the national average and when the federal government is killing small businesses and killing jobs, it is hurting the future of the Hispanic community and we need to carry that message.

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