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Obama Visits Puerto Rico, But Speaks to Floridians

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President Obama is touring San Juan, Puerto Rico, today as the first sitting president to make an official state visit to the island commonwealth in 50 years. He is making good on a promise he made while campaigning for the primaries in 2008. But he is also reaching out to constituents – while commonwealth Puerto Ricans can't vote in general elections, the growing population of Puerto Ricans living in Florida could be a deciding factor in swinging the sunshine state in 2012. Frances Robles, Caribbean correspondent for the Miami Herald is with Obama in San Juan. We are also joined by Fernando Pizarro, Washington correspondent for Univision, who says that Puerto Ricans have their own voice within the Latino electorate.

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