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The 14th Amendment's newest fans? [Updated]

August 13, 2010 |  2:09 pm

Is Republican U.S. Senate nominee Carly Fiorina moving to the Latino (or maybe just to the center) for the general election? She told the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce on Thursday that she opposes conservative calls to alter the 14th Amendment, which grants citizenship to all people born in the United States.

Fiorina and Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman both appealed to conservative voters with a tough stance on illegal immigration during the primary. Fiorina backed Arizona's new law. Now they're wooing the state's large number of Latino voters, in part by opposing calls to end birthright citizenship.

[For the record, 2:42 p.m.: An earlier version of this post stated that Whitman also backed Arizona's immigration law. According to her campaign, she has never supported the legislation.]

-- Marjorie Miller

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