Rubio Wins… Puerto Rico! Big Deal?


GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio celebrated his primary win in Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory home to 3.5 million Americans who cannot vote in the general election, as a stepping-stone to success for the on-again, off-again favorite who has won the majority of delegates in just two out of twenty primaries so far.

Puerto Rico “is evidence I can take conservatism to people who don’t normally vote Republican,” the Florida senator told the Associated Press, emphasizing that he campaigned “as a conservative” and still won more than 70 percent in the open primary.

Puerto Ricans cannot vote in the general election, but send 23 delegates to the Republican convention in July. Senator Rubio has also won Minnesota’s Republican primary, earning 17 delegates.