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Candidates woo Florida's Puerto Ricans

KISSIMMEE,Fla. -- Irma and Edwin Candelaria, who moved from Puerto Rico 28 years ago to this city south of Orlando, are registered Democrats who voted twice for George W. Bush. Now she's leaning toward Barack Obama; he favors John McCain.

Voters like this up-for-grabs couple are the reason Obama made sure to visit Kissimmee, hub of the nation's fastest-growing Puerto Rican community, last week during his first Florida campaign swing in nine months.

Sunday, that community will watch Puerto Rico host its first competitive primary since 1980 -- a bittersweet milestone, some say, since only mainland residents can vote in November.

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