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Luis Fortuño

By on 6.3.11 | 9:59AM

Luis Fortuño is the Republican governor of Puerto Rico, and a one-time Spectator contributor. His name is worth remembering, because, as a conservative, hispanic governor, he could draw attention as a possible pick for the vice president slot on a Republican national ticket. Tim Pawlenty has already mentioned him in this capacity. 

Joseph Figueroa notes an interesting possibility: as a Puerto Rican, Fortuño is a U.S. citizen and constitutionally eligible for the vice presidency. Puerto Ricans can't vote in presidential elections, however, so while he could run for VP, Fortuño couldn't vote for himself. 

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