This report out of Washington tonight from CNN....
Washington - Mitt Romney told an interviewer Monday that he has never met with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the architect of tough immigration laws in Alabama and Arizona who says he has been counseling Romney for years.
Univision America Radio host Helen Aguirre-Ferre asked Romney, who spent Monday making a push for Hispanic voters, if Kobach is advising his campaign on immigration policy.
Aguirre-Ferre said "there are some Hispanics who are concerned" with Romney's immigration positions, specifically his promise to veto the DREAM Act as well as Kobach's involvement in the campaign.
Romney said he has not met with Kobach, whom the campaign has described as an "informal adviser."
"As to the other individual that you mentioned, he may well be part of a policy team," Romney said. "I have not met with him yet. And don't know whether he is or he is not. So, sorry I can't confirm that for you."
A spokesman for the Romney campaign told CNN that Romney and Kobach have, in fact, met before at campaign events - but not in formal policy meetings.
The aide said that in Monday's radio interview, Romney was referring to policy meetings, which Kobach does not participate in.
"Mr. Kobach does not participate in formal policy meetings with the governor or the campaign. He contributes informal advice periodically," the spokesman said.