Thursday, May 08, 2008


With 55 delegates, Puerto Rico eager for primary limelight

Now Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory for more than 100 years, has a place at the center of American political debate. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama are competing for 55 delegates to be chosen in a June 1 Democratic primary. The island also has eight superdelegates.

"We're going to enjoy every minute of the attention," the president of the Puerto Rican Senate, Kenneth D. McClintock, said during a recent visit to the nation's capital. To read the full news report, go to
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