Rubio wins Puerto Rico Republican primary

by Rebecca Savransky  |  published on March 7, 2016

Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) is the projected winner of the Sunday Republican primary in Puerto Rico, where 23 delegates are at stake.

With about 86 percent of the vote tallied, Rubio had 74 percent of the vote, with Donald Trump in a far-distant second with around 13 percent. Sen. Ted Cruz was hovering around 9 percent and Ohio John Kasich had 1.3 percent — about 435 votes.

Rubio had already earned the support of three superdelegates and will get the other 20 as well, given his wide margin of victory. Delegates are proportionally divided only among candidates who receive more than 20 percent of the vote.

Although those living in Puerto Rico can’t participate in the general election in November, Republicans can choose a candidate in the primary.

  • Seedman

    Congratulations Marco. I hope there is an article on the content of his campaign speech given at San Juan. Don Juvenile’s facade of support seems to be coming off like Don’s orange hued makeup at day’s end.

  • Nina

    Little Marco the only candidate to campaign in PR!! Very nice Little Marco, no competition the American way!! lol!!

  • TAM44

    marco probably climaxed, knowing he now has two wins.

  • carpkiller

    Moving right along with honest voting.

  • 83ragtop50

    There is no racism in Puerto Rico.

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