Obama has political reasons for a quick visit to Puerto Rico
June 13th, 2011
07:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama has political reasons for a quick visit to Puerto Rico

(CNN) – President Barack Obama makes a rare presidential visit to Puerto Rico on Tuesday, spending about five hours there on a trip aimed as much at Puerto Ricans on the mainland as those on the island.

The roughly 4 million residents of the U.S. Caribbean territory are American citizens but can't vote for president, while the almost 5 million Puerto Ricans living in the 50 U.S. states have full voting rights, and Obama needs strong support in 2012 from what traditionally has been a largely Democratic constituency.

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  1. Jibaro

    Puerto Rican vote is very strong in Florida, Penn. New York, and Conn. It is growing in NC and someone knows that..

    June 13, 2011 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |