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Charges Divide Puerto Rico Political Sphere; Governor's Setback Worries Democrats
The Washington Post - Washington, D.C.
Subjects: State elections; Candidates; Politics; Political alliances; Air fares; Congressional elections
Author: Robles, Frances
Date: Apr 13, 2008
Start Page: A.4
Section: A SECTION

It put the last year of Acevedo's term in doubt and raised questions about whether at the Democratic National Convention, the superdelegate -- a supporter of presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) -- can be a viable candidate in November's gubernatorial election. The U.S. attorney's office in San Juan says that when he was a candidate for resident commissioner, Puerto Rico's nonvoting representative in Congress, Acevedo accepted $7 million of public campaign financing, which required him to keep the costs of his campaign under $11 million.

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