Mar 22, 2019 - Science
San Juan mayor and Trump critic announces run for Puerto Rico governor
The mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz, announced her run for governor of Puerto Rico, AP reports.
The big picture: She is challenging Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, who is seeking a second term. Cruz became well-known as a critic of President Trump after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017.
- Cruz is a member of the Popular Democratic Party.
- She wants to eliminate the federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico's finances.
- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) asked Cruz to be co-chair of his 2020 presidential campaign.
- Cruz was on Time Magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People of 2018.