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.
HILLARY IS TOAST!
I CANNOT HIRE HILLARY AS MY DISHWASHER!!!!!!
Good job Richardson. I hope Obama will win in Puerto Rico.
Who in their right mind would listen to JUDAS, he could not get 10 percent of the vote when he was running for president, he is an opportunist, looking for a handout from Obama who cannot close the deals, he will be dissapointed in November, also The women in New Mexico will show him a thing or two for being a traitor, he will never get elected in New Mexico for a dog catcher never the less governor again.
He is a LOSER ALONG WITH THAT COCKY OBAMA, THEY WILL BOTH GET WHAT IS COMING TO THEM IN NOVEMBER
Richardson's a slime not worthy of the proud traditions in the hispanic community. Carville was right.
HILLARY HAS THE POPULAR VOTE !!!!!
(claim of popular vote not good in all 50 states, excluding any state's voters who held caucuses, because she didn't win those, so those should't count, but including florida and michigan because they help this incredible claim.. void where prohibited...)
your next VP.
Maybe he can stay in Puerto Rico and Obama can visit him on his next vacation! Birds of a feather flock together (Oh no that's a Rev. Wright quote)!! McCain/Clinton '08
Shame on you-Richardson!!!!!
IF RICHARDSON CRAWLS UP OBAMAS BUTT ANY FURTHER HE WILL HAVE TO CALL ROTO TUTOR TO GET HIM OUT! WHAT A PEICE OF WORK! HE WANT TO BE VP SO BAD HE IS OBNOCOUIS. HE TOLD HILLARY HE SAID THE OTHER DAY ON A SHOW IT IS TIME FOR HILLARY TO STEP DOWN, WELL I THINK THAT BOW WOW SHOULD GO BACK IN HIS CAGE! I WISH SOMTHING WOULD COME OUT IN THE NEWS ABOUT OBAMA AND HE WOULD HAVE TO STEP DOWN. 57 STATES IN US AND HE WANT TO BE PRES?
Great news....Richardson is really on our team. He should really help in swinging some votes over to Obama.
Ric Richardson is such a liar & cheater. I am not saying because he worked in Clinton administrator but because he is supporting Obama because it would be favorable for him if he is president. that;s why he made decision at the last time, Obama supporters are you deaf, Hillary is saying she would support nominee no matter what happens,ask Obama to say same thing. His supporter & african american so head strong, they say it would disfranchise african american if he is not the nominee, so imature & idiotic is it not.
Hillary we will need you to help the Obama campaign with whites and bible thumping regions of West Virginia and Kentucky. Thanks for all your support! Richardson the Great will help with all the Latin communities in each state. Awesome! we will definitely take Novembers Election!
2 more Super Delegates today!!!!
god, isn't Richardson's fifteen minutes of fame up yet!
is he not doing this for a position in Nobama's cabinet ?
I hispanic and I didn't vote for him. Hispanics hate for betraying the Clintons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
That's great! He is mainly doing all of his campaigning himself. Michelle Obama's top priority is their children and it should be. Senator Clinton, Bill Clinton and Chelsa are out campaigning . A question for those of you speaking against Richardson – doesn't he have the right to endorse who he wants to?
Richardson is a traitor. Hillary is the woman of the people!!
I hope Mr Richardson enjoys his vacation in Puerto Rico.
RE MORGAN: IF YOU COUNT FLORIDA & MICHIGAN SHE IS AHED IN POPULAR VOTES!!!!!!!
You can see the difference between obama voters and clinton voters. Obama voters are more educated hence exit polls show a great majority would vote for Hilary knowing the consequences of the GOP and 4 more years of bush. Whereas Hilary has less educated voters who do not understand the consequences of voting for McCain when they scream I will not vote Obama. Keep in mind when you say that, if you think gas prices are high now, just wait till the mideast says we have another cowboy in the U.S in McCain, why should we help them by producing more oil. Not to mention spending another 50 billion a year on war for the next 5-100 more years in iraq. Bush's Gas plan is to go beg for oil, is this the best we can do? Thats sickening.
Way to go, Richie! let's get this done...
Wow its still amazing to me how cruel some people can be and there is really no need for it. Before being Dem or Rep. we are all human and all Americans.
Carrie – with your comment in mind, never wonder why even the strongest democrats who are voting for Hillary would vote for McCain or no one if Hillary doesn't run. It's people like you with comments like that that are dividing the party and it seems that most of Obama's supporters are like you. By your attitude, it sounds like you're a bit too young to be voting at all.
Here you go McCain & Hillary supporters go ahead vote for McCain.
McCain Repeatedly Voted Against Minimum Wage Increases
McCain Voted Against An Amendment To Raise The Minimum Wage. McCain voted against an amendment to raise the minimum wage to $7.25 per hour in three steps. According to the Bureau Of Labor Statistics, 62.4% of all minimum wage earners were women in 2006. 
Good for you Bill now please don't come back.
Obama will not do well in the general election. McCain will be the next President of this great country!
With Richardson, Obama has taken a Judas into his camp. Be careful Barack, he can turn on you also if he feels it's to his advantage.