Latinos protester Mitt Romney in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sept. 17, 2012 (Nicholas KammAFP/GettyImages via Newscom)

Republican candidate Mitt Romney believes that he would have a better shot at beating President Barack Obama and winning the election if his parents were Mexican, according to a story from magazine Mother Jones.

In a video secretly recorded from a fundraising dinner at a private donor’s home, Romney is reported to have joked that “had [my father] been born of Mexican parents, I’d have a better shot of winning this.”

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“But he was unfortunately born to Americans living in Mexico,” Romney quipped. “He lived there for a number of years. I mean, I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be Latino.” Read the full article on FOX NEWS Latino.