Rubio to campaign in Puerto Rico before its GOP primary
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Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSenate passes legislation supporting Hong Kong protesters Senators voice support for Iran protesters but stop short of taking action McConnell urges Trump to voice support for Hong Kong protesters MORE (R-Fla.) is visiting Puerto Rico on Saturday, one day before the American territory’s voters cast ballots in its GOP presidential primary.

Rubio plans on campaigning in San Juan, the island’s capital city, according to a statement released by his campaign Friday.


He will hold a rally on Saturday evening at the Complejo Deportiva Avoli, a sports complex located there.

Rubio’s last-minute trek to the Caribbean locale could help him scoop up all of its delegates during Sunday’s voting contest.

Puerto Rico offers 20 delegates in its majority-take-all primary contest. Any White House hopeful who receives more than 50 percent voter support there immediately claims the entire delegate count.

Puerto Rico presents a tempting prize for Rubio, who is still smarting from his results in multiple voting contests earlier this week on Super Tuesday.

Rubio won just one state out of a possible 11, claiming Minnesota. GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from the Democratic debate As Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Leading Democrats largely pull punches at debate MORE, in contrast, won seven, while Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzLawmakers spar over surveillance flight treaty with Russia Senators voice support for Iran protesters but stop short of taking action Prisons chief: FBI investigating whether 'criminal enterprise' played role in Epstein death MORE (R-Texas) claimed three.

Trump commands a nearly 16-point lead over the Republican presidential field nationwide, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls. Cruz ranks second, with 19.8 percent voter support, the index’s latest edition added, while Rubio places third, with 17.4 percent.

Puerto Ricans cannot cast votes in a general presidential election, but they are capable of making their voices hearing in political party primaries instead.

The territory is currently roiling with economic turmoil. Whether Congress allows it to declare bankruptcy looks to be a possible campaign issue heading toward next November.