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The statehood movement in Puerto Rico aims to make Puerto Rico a state of the United States. Five referenda have been held on the topic, most recently in 2017.

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09/06/2017 · Puerto Rico on Sunday overwhelmingly voted for statehood
Rosselló’s shadow delegation was a 2016 campaign promise, but the effort is getting more attention after Puerto Rico’s power grid was destroyed by Hurricane Maria and thousands on the island are still without power months later.

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Pedro Rosselló acknowledged that Rubio will remain an important figure for Puerto Rico in Washington and that it’s important for leaders on the island to have a good relationship with him. And his son hasn’t vowed specific political retribution on Florida Republicans like Rubio and Gov. Rick Scott, at least not yet. Puerto Rican Republicans in Florida warn that going after statewide Republicans could backfire if Scott wins a U.S. Senate seat in 2018, for example.


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“Senator Rubio has been very supportive of Puerto Rico in general and has been supportive of moving to resolve finally the political status of Puerto Rico,” Pedro Rosselló said. “Those are preexisting relationships.”