NPP Primaries 2008

NPP Primaries 2008 On February 17, 2007 in Aguadilla again in a coordinated effort by Mayor Carlos Mendez Martinez, before a large crowd in front of the Ice Skating Arena Ice Skate Aguadilla, announces its candidacy for Governor of Puerto Rico for the 2008 general election. Fortu o face in his old primary running mate and predecessor of NPP President Pedro Rossello. In a survey before he announced his intention to run for office in February 2007, it indicated that the figure was higher esteem within the PNP. The survey was conducted by Gaither International Republican newspaper at the request of Caribbean Business, the data also showed that you could get an advantage in the general election over his rival and current Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila, who in other surveys have shown at a disadvantage but has always emerged victorious. Another poll in May 2007 Kaagan Research Associates, the request of El Nuevo Dia, the largest newspaper of the island, found that Fortu o Governor Acevedo Vil surpassed 46 to 25 respectively. That May 16, the survey revealed that Fortu o won the primary against Pedro Rossell 49 to 37 . On 18 May 2007 Burset Fortu o announces that former Attorney General Peter R. Pierluisi be his running mate for the position currently occupied by the Resident Commissioner. Pierluisi was Fortu o classmate in the Marist College and like him, cabinet member Governor Rossello during his first term, from 1993 to 1996. In another new survey, conducted by Kaagan Research Associates, Inc. for the newspaper El Nuevo Dia in November 2007, it presents Burset Fortu o PNP won the primary against Rossello 54 to 41 . In November 5, the same survey revealed that Fortu o Burset leads 60 to 23 to Governor Acevedo Vil .Finally, the survey found that Fortu o Burset public figure is the most popular, with approval of 69 of respondents. The primary on March 9, 2008 was a defining position for the gubernatorial candidate for the PNP’s election Tuesday, November 4th, 2008, the primary was won by Luis Fortu o comfortably with 59.01 of the vote, while Dr. Pedro Rossello won a 40.99 of the vote. The running mate of Fortu o, Pedro R. Pierluisi also won the nomination for resident commissioner with about 60 of the vote.

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