US presidential hopeful Marco Rubio to visit Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico
Posted at 5:52 PM, Sep 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-25 10:37:23-04

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio is scheduled to visit the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico this week.

A spokeswoman told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Florida senator will meet with supporters on Friday in the capital of San Juan.

Rubio's visit will coincide with that of Democrat Hillary Clinton. No further details of his visit were immediately released.

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley visited the island last month, and GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush arrived in late April.

Puerto Rico residents cannot vote in U.S. presidential elections but can participate in primaries. A growing number of Puerto Ricans have moved to the U.S. mainland as the island struggles with an economic crisis.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)