Carmen Yulín Cruz is officially — unofficially — running to be the next governor of Puerto Rico. While the San Juan mayor has backed off from talking about politics, specifically about her own goals, she pretty much confirmed her plans for a 2020 governor campaign.
In response to Primera Hora asking if she is considering running for governor of Puerto Rico, Cruz said: “The answer to that question is yes… there is an evaluation process that has not closed the doors to a candidacy for governor,” Cruz said in Spanish. “But it will be for something different. To transform the country. It won’t be for more of the same. It will be to create alliances, to open up new spaces…”
— El Nuevo Día (@ElNuevoDia) April 3, 2018
So there you have it! Cruz, however, has yet to officially announce it.
Cruz has been the number one spokesperson for Puerto Rico since it got ravaged by Hurricane Maria last fall, more so than Gov. Ricardo Rosselló who was busy playing nice with President Donald Trump in the aftermath of the natural disaster.
Cruz on the other hand has been outspoken about the lack of response from the U.S. government since day one. It is her commitment to fight for Puerto Ricans that could be more main ticket to the governor’s chair. But then again a lot can happen in two years. We’ll just have to wait and see.