May 30th, 2008
10:15 AM ET
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Clinton looks to Puerto Rico to boost her campaign

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sen. Clinton speaks at a Cuban social club, in Carolina, Puerto Rico, May 25."] SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton is spending her second straight weekend campaigning in Puerto Rico before the island territory's June 1 primary. It could be one of her last chances to boost her popular vote total.

For Clinton, it's a family affair - with both husband Bill and daughter Chelsea making the rounds.

"Chelsea and I and Hillary have now been to 42 of Puerto Rico's municipalities campaigning for the votes of the people of Puerto Rico," Bill Clinton said Thursday.

"She represents more Puerto Ricans than anyone in the world except someone who is elected here. Send the message back to the mainland on Sunday that Puerto Rico deserves to be considered and its potential is unlimited if only you had a genuine partner in the White House," he added.

She's counting on a strong showing on Sunday. With 55 delegates up for grabs Tuesday, it's the last big prize before the primaries end.

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soundoff (223 Responses)
  1. A. Harrison in Georgia

    YAY Hillary!!!

    May 30, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  2. The US abolishes century old clinton dynasty

    OMG she and her circus...mcbush, Dole, ferraro, limbaugh,
    yes she is lying ot the PR, but they know better, .............. just because what is his name vida loca (which bill can not wait to be in with the intersn) supports her, _ it is like britnney supporting bush..
    she is hilarious

    Ok you old bad you need to get lost. Man this has become a circus with Clinton the ring leader. Obama has moved on to the general election and these idiots are still making noise.

    Thank you Obama for giving me and America an alternative. These are the type of people that would have run the country another 8 years if it wasn't for you.

    Clinton, I guess the Peter Paul v. Clinton case is breathing down your back.

    Rob – WA May 30th, 2008 11:24 am ET

    OMG – Turkey necks unite!!! Ferraro you make me ill!!!!

    May 30, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  3. NoMcSame

    Move there.

    May 30, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  4. norma

    Please let Michigan and Florida re-vote. The only fair way to solve this problem

    May 30, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  5. Really?

    And what portion of the electoral college does PR represent? Because according to her, that is what counts. Or has that changed?
    I'm getting dizzy trying to keep up with what is important or not.

    I think I'll just stick with the candidate who has been consistent in his campaign and goes with the rules that everyone already agreed to.

    Obama O-8!!

    May 30, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  6. Tony Z- MD

    Why do we care? They don't vote for President. She will tell us they count. Next it will be their rights are being violated. Are maybe she has a spent summers there as a child.

    May 30, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  7. Michael

    I keep hearing rumblings that because the DNC has treated her so unfairly, she may break off and run independent. If she does that, she is sure to win the president of the US, and then who needs the DNC. She is sitting on LOADS AND LOADS of cash that can't be used except for the general election.

    Puerto Rico – LET YOUR VOICES BE HEARD!!! HILLARY in or we are OUT!

    May 30, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  8. Scott Hughes ATL

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    If you hate Obama, then you will probably always hate Obama, but guess what… Everyone is not crazy or a traitor, hypnotized, etc… You have to ask yourself why people from all walks of life seem attracted to Obama's message and style.

    Most of these people from all walks of life, seem to be leaving other constituencies to come to support Obama.

    And those that seem opposed seem to be, just "seem" to be the same ole type of people that are running this country into the ground. They refuse to accept change. They can't understand why people are so dissatisfied with our government not working for them. They seem to think that breaking from the norm is a bad thing. Or they want to return to 1990. My mom used to say, "You can have everything you want in life… EXCEPT the way it used to be…"

    These same people are seeing a major decline in their own standard of living but because of some deep seeded hatred, or flawed tradition, can't seem to step into 2008.

    Well I guess they have every right to live in the past, when things were good for just a few… But they do not have a right to hold the rest of us in that past. Nor do they have the right to be angry with us for wanting a policy shift in government to the inclusive, rather than the exclusive…

    My sadness comes when I think about whether Obama does a great job as president or not, those intrenched boneheads will do their best to bring him down every single day of his administration.

    I pray for his stamina in the White House… (Obama, quit smoking… You'll need the energy…

    May 30, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  9. Nando, Florida


    May 30, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  10. Realistic

    The fact that anyone in this wonderful country votes for Obama after all that has been revealed about him is absolutely amazing to me. How can you listen to the sermons at his church of 20 years and believe that he is a credible candidate is unreal. He should be kicked out of this campaign and kicked out of the Senate.

    He believes the ideas of this church or he wouldn't have stayed for 20 years. Would you keep going to a church or organization if you didn't believe at least most of the ideas and thoughts that were being expressed. It has been said over and over, Obama will not win in November. The Democrats have blown a wonderful opportunity to be in the White House once again.

    May 30, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  11. Bob

    Boost her campaign? Really? What is she going for now, president of Puerto Rico? Get her off the stage please!

    May 30, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  12. nora

    clinton 08!

    May 30, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  13. one nation under god!!!!

    well as a republican i never thought that id be defending clinton.but at least she is not a liberal fascist.she would be harder to beat in nov and i still want her to be the dem nominee.maybe its because unlike the self proclaimed enlightened obama supporters your supposed to put the good of the country before your party.for someone who is supposed to bring the country together,all obama is doing is bringing us to civil war.thats right civil war.the liberal media knows this and still wont report it.You obama supporters really think we are gonna stand here while he tries to take away our guns and religion.i dont think so.The blood will be on his hands.

    May 30, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  14. hakeemsdad, Florida

    Afferin Billary.

    You go girl! But don't come back!

    May 30, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  15. Tired of the Clintons

    This woman has actually lost her mind!!!! After June 3rd what will be the excuse for all the disruption she is causing. I, for one will never vote for another Clinton....not ever!!!

    May 30, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  16. MP-Pennsylvania

    As usual road to white house goes thr' PR

    I am sick to my stomach

    May 30, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  17. Ed

    Clinton 08 yay .....for the Governer of Puerto Rico ..YES SHE CAN!!

    Go lady Governor!!!

    May 30, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  18. Obama all the way..

    Could someone please explain why they get 55 delegates and they can't even vote in the general election.

    They should be just like Florida..those votes should not count!!!!

    Who cares if you can win big in a *state* that doesn't count.

    Why not have a primary in Canada too for cryin out loud????

    Doesn't make any sense to me!!!

    May 30, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  19. Army Veteran Against McCain

    Reasons why Veterans, active duty personell, and anyone who cares about them should not vote for McCain:

    *AWOL for May 22nd vote on GI Bill. Expressed opposition to bill saying "it was too generous to Veterans".

    *Voted against Bill in September that would have mandated adequate rest for troops between combat deployments.

    *Voted No on $1.5-billion increase for Veteran Medical services (money would have come from closing corporate tax loophole).

    *Voted No on establishing a trust fund to bolster underfunded Veteran Hospitals.

    *Voted No in May 2006 against $20-billion allotment for expanding Veteran Medical Facilities.

    *Voted No in April 2006 to increase Veteran Outpatient care.

    *Voted No in March 2004 another $1.8-billion reserve for Veteran Medical care (again funded by closing corporate tax loopholes).

    Bottomline, McCain is more interested in taking care of big business then the men and women he wrongly sent to fight in Iraq.

    May 30, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  20. MP-Pennsylvania

    Bill, you had 8 years why didn't do any thing for PR's

    May 30, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  21. Goutten

    PLEASE QUIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 30, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  22. Franky

    I'm giving her about 30-35 delegates which means my boy could get the remaining 20. Since our country was founded by our founding fathers and throughout history has shown, last time I checked, delegates means nomination......unless you wanna change what our country has done in the last 125+ years??? is your choice not our history....

    May 30, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  23. Angus McDugan

    Although I belive the Clintons are (let's just say) not the best people on earth, I have to admit that she is a fighter. Dang! I have never seen anyone take a beating like this and get up so many times. I know, I know, this is about the Clintons and not about the people of America.

    May 30, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  24. People are you listening

    I know Obama does not tell anyone what his is going to do and Clinton tells everyone she is going to do everything. Which is worse. Tell me nothing or promise me everthing.

    May 30, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  25. Debby

    I hear she is doing good in SD to. If she gets the popular vote and the stupids still go for Obama because of Reid and Pelosi pushing this to end, this party is doomed to lose in Nov.

    May 30, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
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