November 5, 2008
MEANWHILE, SOME AMERICANS REALLY WERE VOTING FOR CHANGE:
Top Hispanic Republican Wins Gubernatorial Election in Puerto Rico: Early Results Show Luis G. Fortuno Garners Historic Landslide (Fortuno 2008, 11/04/08, PRNewswire-USNewswire)
The U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico voted today, in what early results show to be record numbers, to elect fiscal and social conservative Luis G. Fortuno as the next governor of Puerto Rico - making him the Island's first Republican governor since 1968. [...]Posted by Orrin Judd at November 5, 2008 9:06 AM
"This historic victory demonstrates that the people of Puerto Rico want change for progress, and I am fully committed to delivering it," said now Governor-Elect Fortuno. "I have a vision for a stronger, more economically sound and prosperous Puerto Rico, and I am confident that together we will re-energize the Island's economy. The people of Puerto Rico voted to re-instate good government, and my administration will deliver on our promise."
Throughout his campaign, Fortuno proposed a profound reform of the Island's government to transform it into a smaller and more agile facilitator of individuals' initiative that will result in spurring economic growth.
The wave of change chosen by voters in Puerto Rico today bodes well for Puerto Rico's economy as it sends a clear message that the Island is once again open for business under Fortuno's leadership.
A rising star in the Republican Party, Luis Fortuno will continue to work with the GOP leadership to grow and strengthen the party.