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Pierluisi brushes off suggestion of a Rosselló resident commissioner candidacy

Former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Nevares

By The Star Staff

New Progressive Party (NPP) President Gov. Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia on Wednesday described as idle gossip (“bochinche”) a proposal that former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Nevares accompany him as candidate for resident commissioner.

“They continue with these unnecessary speculations,” Pierluisi said in response to questions from the press. “Really, it’s like it’s idle gossip. Stop it. What are we talking about? The candidacies have not yet been filed and here they are with these conjectures.”

Pierluisi said such comments are intended to create discord in the NPP “when there is none.”

“For me, it is obvious that since in the other party they have internal turmoil, it is like there is a desire to see if some kind of mess forms in my party,” he said.

“That [a Rosselló Nevares candidacy] is not even under consideration,” Pierluisi added. “And the times that I have communicated with the former governor, he has never indicated that he is interested in aspiring to any elective office.”

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