Mitt Romney's son speaks at Las Vegas event

Molly Waldron

Mitt Romney's son speaks at Las Vegas event

CREATED Sep. 5, 2012

 Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Mitt Romney's youngest son, Craig, spoke to a group of Hispanic small business owners in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Some were surprised when he began his speech in Spanish.

"I spent a couple years living in Chile and was able to learn Spanish," Craig told Action News. "So they send me all over the country, speaking mainly to the Hispanic community."

"They're suffering in this economy, particularly in Las Vegas and Nevada," Craig said. " I've heard unemployment is almost 15 percent, which is unacceptable."

Congressman Raul Labrador, who grew up in Las Vegas, agrees.

"Large corporations do well under any economy, and government employees do well in any economy because government keeps growing," Labrador said. "The people who are hurt are small business owners and people employed by small businesses."

Both men know Hispanics have traditionally voted for democratic candidates. But this year, they think things will be different.

"It's a bridge that we can cross," Craig Romney said. "We've already seen the numbers of Hispanics go in my dad's favor the last few weeks as they get to know him and get to know his plan."