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Clinton, Rubio court Puerto Rico voters as crisis looms

FILE - In this April 28, 2015, file photo, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, right, poses for a pictures with supporters after holding a town hall meeting with Puerto Rico's Republican Party in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Residents of Puerto Rico may be U.S. citizens but they can't vote for president. The parade of presidential hopefuls to the territory speaks to the growing power of Puerto Rican voters on the mainland, almost exclusively Florida, the top destination for those fleeing the island’s 12 percent unemployment rate and nine-year economic slump. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s financial crisis looms over Friday campaign appearances by Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Marco Rubio, two presidential contenders with sharply different positions on a key issue for Puerto Rican voters whose influence is growing in U.S. politics.

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