Romney Wins Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - MARCH 16:  New Progressive Party supporters cheer on Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as he takes the stage at a rally on the North Side of the Capitol building March 16, 2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Luis Fortuno, the island's governor and a Republican, has already expressed his support for the former governor for president. Romney's two-day campaign on the island is an effort at winning the 23 GOP delegates up for grabs on the U.S. territory. Romney's fiscal views are likely to resonate with the island's large private sector. 
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    Puerto Rico residents can’t vote in the general presidential election, but Mitt Romney will take the island territory's 20 delegates. Romney said that his victory in Sunday’s GOP primary was "darn good news." The candidates were elsewhere—Mitt Romney is in Illinois ahead of Tuesday’s primary, and Rick Santorum is in Louisiana, which will vote Saturday. On Friday Romney was in Puerto Rico, where he encouraged residents to speak English and also criticized Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who is of Puerto Rican descent. “My view was her philosophy is quite different than my own,” Romney told reporters. “And that's the reason why I would not support her as a justice for the Supreme Court.”

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