May 12th, 2008
08:20 PM ET
15 years ago

Chelsea Clinton to campaign in Puerto Rico

(CNN) - CNN has learned that former first daughter Chelsea Clinton will be campaigning for her mother in Puerto Rico Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week.

The announcement comes on the heels of the Clinton campaign's admission that it is currently $20 million in debt and among increased talk by political pundits about when and how Sen. Hillary Clinton will exit the race and concede the Democratic presidential nomination to Sen. Barack Obama.

Puerto Rico holds its presidential primaries on June 1 so the decision to send Chelsea Clinton to the island appears to signal her mother's intention to remain in the race at least until early next month.

In her efforts to help her mother, Chelsea Clinton has lucked out by getting assigned to campaign in not one, but two tropical locales. The younger Clinton previously campaigned in Hawaii prior to that state's Democratic caucuses in February and this week's trip will be her second to Puerto Rico on her mother's behalf.

Filed under: Chelsea Clinton • Hillary Clinton • Puerto Rico
soundoff (144 Responses)
  1. North C Girl

    Chelsea Clinton will be campaigning for her mother in Puerto Rico Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week..........this is not news she and her dad has been to each state for HRC, so we now what that mean......a fun vacation in the sun.

    May 13, 2008 01:10 am at 1:10 am |
  2. Dan,Louisiana

    She is going to have to learn to say
    "Its non of ur business" in spanish.
    At least Cindy McCain wont need to learn spanish.
    FYI Politicians, your business is our business.

    Democratic Party 2008/2012!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 13, 2008 01:11 am at 1:11 am |
  3. Marlie

    For all of us HIllary Fans, cast your vote for her on your ballot....I will erase Obama's name and add Hillary Clinton....GO HILLARY!!!!! She is the real deal!!! I am forever loyal to HRC!!!!! Aint no way, this girl is voting for a racist, idiot!!!! HRC, you have my vote secured in November....

    HIILLARY 08!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 13, 2008 01:12 am at 1:12 am |
  4. Paul

    Of course she's going to go on vacation, someone already told them we ( Obama supporters ) will foot the bill and so its like giving them a credit card with no limit.

    May 13, 2008 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
  5. obama

    obama is an opportunist. I dislike him. I don't trust him. He will ruin this country

    May 13, 2008 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  6. Tom

    What you Obamas have to worry about is HRC running as a 3rd party candidate in the GE if she doesn't get the nomination, because she would surely get 33% of the vote and Obama would get lights out then.

    May 13, 2008 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  7. K

    Unbelievable, how HRC can't run a successful campaign and yet some people still believe she can run this country. Come on, her campaign is $20,000,000 in debt and she is still spending, spending, spending!!!
    Unbelievable, how HRC tells us all how she was subjected to gunfire on her trip to Bosnia, tells us she wasn't truthful, and yet some people want a president who is deceitful and has no shame!!!
    Unbelievable, how HRC tries to fool the voters into believing that she could cut the federal gas tax this summer and yet when asked to name an economist that backs her she couldn't even name one. Thank goodness the voters of North Carolina and Indiana didn't fall for that one!!!
    Unbelievable, how she tries to convince the blue-collar workers that she is one of them. Come on people, she tells you what you want to hear and then does what she darn well pleases after she gets what she wants. Remember the years she was in the white house, what did she do for you? Had lavish costume parties, while Bill paid $500 haircuts and disgraced the oval office and his family. Please, I can't believe that you can fall for the same old Clinton retoric. Wake up!!!!
    p.s. Her decision to go on, in spite of being $20,000,000 in debt to her campaign, made me think of Norma Desmond in "Sunset Blvd." slightly delusional. "I'm ready for my close up, Mr. DeMille."

    May 13, 2008 01:16 am at 1:16 am |
  8. Marlie

    Hillary supporters, we need to band together and create a movement to elect our Hillary Rodham Clinton to President of the USA. My vote is in...lets get the word out by the blogs and let our voice be heard because the DNC doesnt want our voices heard, they are determined to have this Obama character in...NO WAY!!! Hillary you are the ONLY ONE FOR ME!!!! Spread the word, HRC Fans! Vote for Hillary come November 08, that is my vote!!!!!

    May 13, 2008 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  9. Mike

    Hillary and her crew are sore losers, and those parasites racist whites in West Virgina are showing their colors and Hillary is their leader, I'm glad am in New York at least we New Yorkers are willing to change the way politics are run in Washington as for WV and rest of those white racist people that support Hillary you are what America really stands for shame on Hillary and all who support her.

    May 13, 2008 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  10. Tom

    What you Obamas have to worry about is HRC running as a 3rd party candidate in the GE if she doesn't get the nomination, because she would surely get 33% of the vote and Obama would get lights out then.

    May 13, 2008 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  11. JOHN


    May 13, 2008 01:20 am at 1:20 am |


    May 13, 2008 01:20 am at 1:20 am |
  13. Rene in PA

    Hey Chelsea – Just curious, why didn't you correct your mother on that Bosnia sniper fire lie?

    Like mother, like daughter??

    May 13, 2008 01:20 am at 1:20 am |
  14. Tom

    and she'd come a LOT closer to winning then than him........Mr Just from another planet terroist lover, to good to be true, fooled you all, BSing, SOB, country diving, that's the plan all along friend of Osama's.
    Don't think for a second that HRC doesn't have PLAN B........3rd Party

    May 13, 2008 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  15. Mel

    So!!!??? CNN needs to give us that which is news-worthy. Like: How could the one with less Washington-Insider experience out-maneuver the
    masters at conducting a great campaign without resorting to low tactics?
    When one is centered in goodness it resonates with those who think.
    Obama 2008.

    May 13, 2008 01:24 am at 1:24 am |
  16. Paul

    What no one is saying is that W.V. is one of the most backwards states in the U.S and has been through the Clinton and Bush years yet the residents want to maintain the status quo by electing Clinton:" Can't keep planting Barley and expect to harvest corn "

    May 13, 2008 01:26 am at 1:26 am |
  17. Valerie

    By all means Hillary Clinton has the right to remain in the race. At the end of the day we look at the math and that will determine the winner. I don't know what they are going to do about Florida and Michigan. I think it is unfortunate that things turned out the way that it did. If the people of MIchigan should be upset with anybody it should be their political leaders who decided to move the election up inspite of being told of the consequence for doing so. I also think it is ridiculous for Hillary to fight so hard for those delegates when she agreed in the beginning of the primaries (when she was so confident that she would be the nominee) that those votes would not count and at that time she wasn't all that concerned about the people in Florida and Michigan being disenfranchised. But that aside. What I find to be quite amusing is that the people of the United States of America have voted and according to those votes Obama is ahead by all measures and should be the nominee but the Hillary Clinton supporters are saying Yeah all of those people vted for him but they don't count because it is not inline with what we won't. Therefore, in the democratic party we are the ones who matter not all of those folks who voted for Barack Obama. I also think it is quite interesting that throughout the primaries when the race was really tight people kept saying how there were not any major differences in the policies of the two campaines. That there is more difference between Mcain and Hillary or Obama than between HIllary and Obama. Yet the Hillary supporters are saying that they would vote for McCain. That doesn't make much sense to me. Why would you desert the democratic nominee who legitimately won the nomination to support a candidate for the US president whose stance on the most major issues of our time is a complete deviation from where we stand on the issues. Can someone explain that to me.

    May 13, 2008 01:31 am at 1:31 am |
  18. Jazz

    Go Chelsea! Go Hillary!

    May 13, 2008 01:38 am at 1:38 am |
  19. Trang, Fremont, CA

    What an amazing campaign it has been. Who would have thought Barack Obama, a freshman senator, coming out of nowhere, would beat the Clintons (Hillary and Bill – an ex-president).

    I know he gave a good speech. Didn't know he can also run a remarkable campaign.

    I know the first time I heard Obama, I said to God – this is the man – he will turn this country around. I don't ask for much, but when I do ask, He usually granted my wish – and this time, it's no different. It's not the end yet, but the force is with him.

    Of course, getting Obama to the White House is only half the struggle. We sure need a lot of work to rebuild this country. But Obama is best bet. As in most crisis, a leader will emerge – and this time, it's Obama. He can sense the pain around the country, speak out about it, bring the country together, and we all have together to turn this country around.

    We have to break the habit of being divisive. We can't afford it. America can't afford it. America is losing ground. This is what Obama understands. This is what Hillary fails to understand and that's why she is losing. She doesn't understand the needs of the time.

    May 13, 2008 01:50 am at 1:50 am |
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