WASHINGTON (CNN) - The U.S. Navy denied Chelsea Clinton access to a former firing range in Puerto Rico on Wednesday, Navy officials said.
The Navy rejected the request because U.S. law forbids campaigning on federal property and because the Navy allows only people clearing the Vieques range of ordinance to enter the area, the officials said. They said they did not know what Clinton planned to do there.
The U.S. Navy used the long-controversial Vieques range - the majority of the island of Vieques - for bombing and artillery practice until May of 2003. It was the target of frequent protests by Puerto Ricans who objected to its use. It is now federal property being cleaned of unexploded ordnance.
Clinton - who has been campaigning for her mother, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton - is in the U.S. territory ahead of its June 1 primary. It is the largest prize left for the Democratic candidates.
Barack Obama's wife, Michelle, is also due to campaign there.
I KNOW, SHE WANTED TO RE-ENACT THE LANDING IN BOSNIA!!!
Chelsea probably cried, then called Mommy to complain.
just be safe
Great, now if we can figure out how to ban her from the campaigning off federal property.
Just kidding, they can campaign until the cows come home, I'm still voting for Obama.
A Clinton trying to be an exception to the rules? How unusual ... NOT!
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Great, now if we can figure out how to ban her from campaigning off federal property.
The Navy told her, "It's none of your business!!" :)
Where's the article about the super delegates Obama picked up today?
Wow Hillary, Congrats on winning West Virginia. Maybe they will coronate you and make you queen.
ha ha ha thats funny
ACCESS DENIED !!! ...lol
I'm sure the Clinton campaign KNEW that she wouldn't be allowed on. Her being denied entrance would generate buzz, and since it's controversial among Puerto Ricans, give Hillary some positive news in the territory.
Good. She has no reason to be there. I don't care if you're the daughter of a former president. You can't just go wherever you please.
A Clinton has been denied use of something?...Stop the presses – this is real news...Come on CNN, who really cares?
What's this the Clinton's expecting preferential treatment ? How unlike them.
And exactly what has Chelsea done to help her fellow mankind? The Clintons seemingly are professional, state-raised, elitist! I welcome every one's help, but Hillary is like a ugly sister who wants to go out with your best friend! Yuck!
she probably wants to prove that she can hold and shot a gun.
Why would the Clinton's even ask do they not know that U.S. law forbids campaigning on federal property. Do they think they are special and above US laws?
CNN...can you please post NEWS on the ticker???...no sign of any superdelegate pickups today?! this network is becoming such a joke...
Wow.... the Clintons really honestly think they can "walk" on water. To think that they can just do anything, say anything and go any where and the flood gates would just "open" for them is unbelievable!!
GOOD to know that the Navy upheld the RULES even if the Clintons don't know what "following the RULES" means.
The Navy made the right decision. There is absolutely no need to create another sniper fire incident.
CCN WHO GIVE DAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Starting more trouble Chelsea?
Hillary you are the best candidate, let those who call themselves educated supporters (who have been brainwashed by Obama and Wright) say whatever they want.
You are better than that
Yes she will!!!
why would she want to go there? They are trying way too hard. Spend less and leave with grace...