In an early bright spot for Republicans Tuesday night, Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Luis Fortuño (R) was elected the islands governor in a landslide.
Fortuño is the first Republican to win the governorship since 1969 and only the second Republican since 1949.
Luis Fortuño made history today by becoming the first Republican elected Governor in Puerto Rico in a generation, Republican Governors Association Executive Director Nick Ayers said in a statement. Representative Fortuño is the type of leader the GOP needs to grow the party.
Fortuño was first elected to Congress in 2004, becoming the first Republican elected from Puerto Rico.
From left, Lisa Peng, daughter of Peng Ming, Grace Ge Geng, daughter of Gao Zhisheng, and Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, hold pictures of their imprisoned fathers during a House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building titled “Their Daughters Appeal to Beijing: ‘Let Our Fathers Go!’”
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.