June 1st, 2008
10:36 AM ET
7 years ago

Puerto Rico kicks off final week of primaries

Sen. Hillary Clinton greets patrons Sunday at a San Juan, Puerto Rico, bakery.
Sen. Hillary Clinton greets patrons Sunday at a San Juan, Puerto Rico, bakery.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton is wrapping up two weeks of campaigning in Puerto Rico on Sunday as voters on the island territory kick off the final week of the primary season.

Puerto Rico has 55 delegates at stake, and polls show Clinton with a comfortable lead over Sen. Barack Obama.

According to a survey conducted for the newspaper El Vocero and Univision, Clinton is leading Obama there 51 percent to 38 percent among all adults in the primary.

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soundoff (125 Responses)
  1. Change Express , Kissimmee, FL

    I got zero respect for that woman.

    OBAMA 08'/12'

    June 1, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  2. cecil

    I agree AL, Clinton supporters need to grow up and stop acting like soil brats. Florida and Michigan broke the rules and had to pay a price. Go ahead and vote for McCain. They were never real Democrates anyway.

    Why don't her supporters ask why she agreed, and stop blaming the DNC. She Didn't have to agree, She could of protested loud and clear
    when the other candidates agreed she didn't.. The bottom line is she's losing, and wants to change the rules.

    She has a very bad habit of not knowing what she's signing and agreeing to. Experience 101 know what your agreeing to and signing..
    for. Very poor judgement in political matters.
    When things don't work out, Sen. Clinton and her supporters kick and scream like five year olds until they get there way. Not this time you
    brats!

    Obama 08

    June 1, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  3. Ardnuas

    I am so GLAD this Democratic Primary is OVER..... Let's defeat John McCain PLEASE......
    Obama/Hagel ( I want Chuck Hagel to be VP)

    June 1, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  4. ellianna

    What happened to the "landslide numbers"????????? HA

    June 1, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  5. Linda

    All I can say is that's a shame.

    June 1, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  6. USAF Staff Sergeant

    Alright! Puerto Rico! The single most important contest of not only this primary election, but of the upcoming general!

    SARCASM.

    June 1, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  7. El Máximo Gutierrez

    WE LOVE YOU OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!

    EX-HILLARY SUPPORTERS NOW REALIZE THAT SHE IS A LYING MANIPULATOR WHO MUST BE STOPPED!!

    OBAMA '08 & '12

    Si Se PuEdE jEs We CaN sI sE pUeDe JeS wE cAN!!!!!!!!!!

    June 1, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  8. Loretta from California

    If I were you, I would be to busy protesting. I certainly wouldn't have the time to support Hillary. You should be able to vote in the general election too.

    June 1, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  9. Caryn, WDC

    Clinton you should stay in Puerto Rico. We don't want you here.

    June 1, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  10. TEXAS TRAIL DOG

    Pureto Rico would be a good example of what would've been, DNC, IF YOU'D MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE. But now you will have to take a back seat to the Republican in the Oval oOfice once again. Because us Hillary Supporters are not just Hillary Supporters as the media would like to proclaim us. Ware are more Obama protesters and do not want such a dishonest person in the Oval oOfice. We have had enought of the Bush-Nixon eras. IT'S HILLARY OR . THEN NO ONE FOR US.

    June 1, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  11. TEXAS TRAIL DOG

    Pureto Rico would be a good example of what would've been, DNC, IF YOU'D JUST MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE. But now you will have to take a back seat to the Republican in the Oval Office once again. Because us Hillary Supporters are not just for Hillary as the media would like to proclaim us. We are Obama protesters and we do not want such a dishonest person in the Oval Ofice. We have had enought of the Bush-Nixon eras. IT'S HILLARY OR NO ONE FOR US.

    June 1, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  12. Enlightened Voter

    I can barely stomach her any more. She is no more a victim than charles manson.

    June 1, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  13. Barbara - 65 yr old white female in NC

    La Presidente Clinton of Peurto Rico !!!!

    Hope she stays there. She's a liar, she's divisive, she's a spoiled little girl that thinks she is entitled to be Queen of US.

    Send Bill a box of cigars !!!!

    June 1, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  14. Gilbert, Los Angeles

    Wake Up- Puerto Rico, OBAMA is your Man.
    He is going to WIN, after June 3rd, HE is way ahead,

    Please give your VOTE, to Obama.......
    Hillary is our after Tuesday.........
    yea 67 more vote to go.

    June 1, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  15. Christy Rawlings

    For all of those silly Sen. Clinton supporters complaining about how the DNC Commitee came to a conclusion for Michigan and Florida delegates. Then why should we allow the territories to be counted when they are just territories, not states. Lets Unify this party, and get the Republicans out of the White House.

    June 1, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  16. Aaron

    Where's my Gas Tax Holiday?

    June 1, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  17. MizuInOz

    Hillary before you make promises to the citizens of Puerto Rico, you need to keep the ones you made the Puerto Ricans living in New York. And the rest of the New Yorkers.

    Expediency is not a word that equals integrity.

    Or maybe you can switch to the Republican Party and run with John McSame – I am sure he is willing to be your running mate – maybe, even your VP. You could teach him quite a bit about experience.

    You wouldn't have to insinuate that he is Muslim or all the other innuendo that you pushed at Obama. You can then get all of your disgruntled supporters to vote for you as a Republican.

    Now that would historical or is it... hysterical.

    June 1, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  18. go go

    Final week FINALY

    June 1, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  19. Buckeye Girl 4 Obama

    Here's an idea: Since Hillary spent so much time campaigning in Puerto Rico, they like her, AND she's got an army of "menopausal maniacs" who HATE America (HRC included – based on her speech AND actions of the past 3 months), why don't they ALL relocate to the Island! HRC could "campaign" for Island Queen", her "supporters" could continue worshipping her, the Citizens could like her even MORE than they currently do and EVERYBODY'S HAPPY!!! A HUGE win-win for HRC, her "followers", & the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico! :)

    June 1, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  20. oohpleez

    As far as I am concern Hillary and her cronies are the ones doing the hijacking and WE DONT NEGOCIATE WITH HIJACKERS

    June 1, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  21. Juan. Puerto Rico

    Hispanics will NEVER vote for Obama. The Palestinians will recognize Israel first.

    June 1, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  22. Brian Knoxville, TN

    The Evolution of H. Obamaphilonensis

    April 2008: “THE MATH!”

    May 2008“THE RULES!”

    November 2008: “Oh, the humiliation. Why didn’t we start thinking sooner? Why didn’t we see that he was an unknown, inexperienced, and unqualified person, that he is a charlatan with zero integrity who could never win the presidency of the United States? Anyone could have seen way back in May that Obama's campaign was based from the start on the premise that he can more effectively deliver rhetoric and slogans for each and every American.

    Too bad Homo Obamaphilonensis learns too slowly…

    June 1, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  23. Cynthia

    Senator Clinton was expected to win there with huge numbers, so this is no surprise.

    June 1, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  24. PR for Obama

    Come on Puerto Rico! Vote for the present leader not for deceiver and hypocrite. Open your eyes!

    OBAMA 08

    June 1, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  25. Debra

    I will be so glad when this is all over. Yesterday's decision to seat MI and FL was a good and fair decision. The Clinton supporters cry over MI is a joke. Obama's name was not on the ballot, neither was Edwards and Richardsons. None of these candidates did anything wrong, the votes were not going to count. Oh slick Clinton kept her's on, So she should be the only one that get's votes from MI. Don't Clinton supporters know that even if she got MI like she wanted, she'd still be trailing Obama. She would need over 50% of the superdelegates. Not going to happen. He has been getting 3/4 of the superdelegates. I know it is important to many, especially women, that a woman president get elected, So your answer is to vote for McCain. Is he a woman?? What does that accomplish?? To me it just shows childish actions and you cry about democracy. It's not about democracy for you, it's all about the Clinton's and their need for power.

    June 1, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
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