Marco Rubio easily wins Republican primary in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida won Puerto Rico’s Republican presidential primary election Sunday, with supporters saying he would help lift the island out of its long economic slump.

Early returns showed Rubio with 14,639 votes, followed by Donald Trump at 2,789 and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas at 1,787 with a little more than half the island’s voting centers reporting.

“The numbers are overwhelming,” said local Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez, chairwoman of Puerto...

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