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US presidential hopeful Marco Rubio to visit Puerto Rico

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks in Columbus. Rubio says the U.S. doesn’t need a federal Education Department.The Florida senator spoke at a town hall meeting of about 200 people on Tuesday in Carson City. He’s on a multi-stop tour of northern Nevada. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks in Columbus. Rubio says the U.S. doesn’t need a federal Education Department.The Florida senator spoke at a town hall meeting of about 200 people on Tuesday in Carson City. He’s on a multi-stop tour of northern Nevada. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)  (The Associated Press)

Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio is scheduled to visit the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico this week.

A spokeswoman told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Florida senator will meet with supporters on Friday in the capital of San Juan.

Rubio's visit will coincide with that of Democrat Hillary Clinton. No further details of his visit were immediately released.

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley visited the island last month, and GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush arrived in late April.

Puerto Rico residents cannot vote in U.S. presidential elections but can participate in primaries. A growing number of Puerto Ricans have moved to the U.S. mainland as the island struggles with an economic crisis.