NEW YORK (CNN) – Former presidential rival turned supporter Bill Richardson will campaign this week for Barack Obama in Puerto Rico, 10 days before the Commonwealth holds its Democratic primary, a Richardson aide tells CNN.
Richardson, the governor of New Mexico and former Cabinet official, is one of the most prominent Hispanic politicians in the nation. He sought the Democratic presidential nomination, but dropped out of the race after a poor showing in the New Hampshire primary.
While Richardson served in President Bill Clinton’s Cabinet, he chose to endorse Obama over Hillary Clinton in late March. Hillary Clinton has performed better than Obama with Hispanic voters, although the latest Gallup tracking poll suggests that the Illinois senator has erased his disadvantage with that key voting bloc.
Richardson will visit the Commonwealth on Thursday.
Fifty-five pledged delegates are at stake June 1 when Puerto Rico Democrats head to the polls.
CNN will have exclusive poll data from the Puerto Rico primary.
Let the battle begin....
Si Su Puede!!!!
Si Su Puede!!!
Si Su Puede!!
Senior Obama All The Way!!!
I can feel the tide TURNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Teddy don't claim that illness. It doesn't belong to you. Prayer changes things. If GOD is for you who can be against you.? Keep the faith. No matter what or who, GOD is in control!!!!!!!!! You have more work to do...Oh,. I almost forgot "GO BILL. Handle your business"!
I have seen more of this guy than I ever wanted. I wish he would take his pauncy stomach and gotee and get lost.
june 3rd is a few days away
i actually want the fl and mi delegates seated
so obama can reach the magic number
losing witch,with a b
Good on the Governor!
Why will CNN not give Senator Obama his due?
HE IS AHEAD...HAS BEEN AHEAD....AND WILL STAY AHEAD
Yet, CNN plays up Clinton's wins in states that do not matter, are bigoted in demeanor, and should not surprise anyone with their voting pattern. No one wants to point this out, of course, because the network wants Clinton to win.
What a shame you are backing a lost cause.
Obama still can't win the nomination?
How can he beat white MAN?
Where are the exit polls from Oregon? Why are all your articles about Kentucky?
Puerto Rico beware Judas Iscariot/Benedict Arnold!!!!!
TRADER!!!! Hispanics are for Clinton all the way!!!
Aha Big Joke that will hurt Obama
Richardson going to Puerto Rico
Is he going to say he is from Puerto Rico
Best of Luck
Good work. Keep slogging Richardson.
Take Michelle Obama with you and don't buy her a return ticket.
So what about that Edwards endorsement LOL
FYI – This black man that voted for Hillary (in Atlanta) will NOT vote for OBAMA. Even though I am a Democrat, it does not make me less of one if i choose to be an AMERICAN first and vote on issues.
If Hillay does not win the Democratic nom, to appease all of you Obama supporters who resort to name calling cause I am doing what I believe is the right thing, I will pull out of the Democratic convention and register as an Independent and vote McCain.
Unlike most of you, I have been a Democrat all of my life and not just "for the first time in my life." I follow the issues.
I also find Donna Brazille to be disingenuous. As a Superdelegate of her caliber, she should go ahead and declare her endorsement of Obama (which we know she supports) and stop patronizing Hillary.
Hispanics won't listen to Richardson. The majority of Hispanics want Clinton as the next President and his endorsement of Barack Obama shows he is out of touch with the very people he supposedly claims to understand and repesent. Richardson is a joke.
Thank you so much Mr. Richardson, thank you.
Your help for 'Obama' compaigning in Puerto Rico, will long a long way!
Obama supporters please stop being rude. Before you get on my case, I am an Obama supporter as well and very disappointed in these results. However being rude, calling the people of Kentucky backwards or racist will not help matters. It is what it is. For whatever reason Kentucky prefers HRC to Obama. Acutally it seems they prefer anyone to Obama. What we have to do is focus on the future, if indeed Obama is the nominee, we have a problem on our hands and lots of work to do. Should HRC become the nominee then we get to decide if we vote for her as in vote for the democratic party, or we can even do as HRC supporters said they will do that is vote for McCain.
Praise Him.. Praise Him.. Praise Him..... Because if you don't... You're comment's don't get ??>??????? Commented....
What a Sucker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOUR ARE SUCH A VOICE FOR OBAMA CARRIE. Thanks for representing Obama's message so well!
Why is it that a territory, that holds no electoral votes, have more democrat delegates than many states? Oregon and Kentucky only have 51 or 52.
Good for him....it's time to kick Hillary out of the race. She is really STUBBORN....Hillary go back to your kitchen!
Haha.. Bill Richardson the traitor.
Ill put money on the table it wont change anything,
take any bets?
Kennedy sang for obama in front of hispanic voters, Richardson will go beg hispansics to vote for Obama. Kennedy didn't work. If Richardson can not deliever, then the front line will be "In spite of Richardson's support, Obama still loses." Just like the front page said the day after MA's primariy.
Look. I'm Hispanic and Judas' (I mean Bill Richardson's) endorsement did not sway any of us. We even had George Lopez come down and Hillary STILL won BIG. Bill Richardson does not represent the Hispanics in America.