Bernier Candidacy Reactivated NPP Voters
SAN JUAN – The announcement of former Secretary of State David Bernier that he was going to run for governor for the Popular Democratic Party (PDP) has reactivated New Progressive Party voters, according to Representative Gabriel Rodríguez Aguiló.
“The effect Bernier’s candidacy has had on NPP followers has been extraordinary because it has reactivated those who had slipped into a comfort zone with the possibility of García Padilla running for a second term,” said Rodríguez Aguiló, who is convinced the Bernier candidacy has had a positive effect on the NPP base.
The lawmaker explained that NPP voters were confident García Padilla could have given the party and easy victory in the upcoming election, but after the PDP changed its candidate things are different and “now we to activate everyone.”
Rodríguez Aguiló, who is also bidding for the House speakership against representatives Johnny Méndez and José Aponte, each of them supporting a different candidate for the party’s candidacy for governor –Méndez supports Rosselló Nevárez and Aponte supports Pierluisi– has opted not to endorse any candidate and assists to rallies of both gubernatorial hopefuls.