From NBC/NJ's Mike Memoli
SAN JUAN, PR -- Hillary, we're not in South Dakota anymore.
One day removed from an event at a venue used for cattle auctions, Clinton spoke on the waterfront near the Atlantic Ocean, just yards away from a piña colada stand. And instead of K.T. Tunstall and John Mellencamp, Hillary's rally here tonight ended with the raggaeton stylings of R Kim and Ken-Y (Hillary even grooved to the pulsating rhythm for just a few seconds).
Though the crowd was large, it was unclear just how many here were Puerto Ricans eligible to vote on Tuesday. But they applauded nonetheless as she gave a brief speech, calling for more equal treatment for citizens when it comes to federal programs and even voting.
"I believe that every citizen of the United States, no matter where you live, and no matter what the status of Puerto Rico, deserves to be able to vote for the president of the United States," she said tonight. "If you are an American citizen, if you are able to serve in the U.S. military, if you can move from Puerto Rico to New York and vote for the president while you live in New York, I want you to be able to vote for the president right here in Puerto Rico."
Clinton was over an hour late for the event, as her plane could not take off as scheduled from New York because of a runway issue. And her remarks clocked in at less than 10 minutes when she did get here.
"I have loved campaigning throughout Puerto Rico," she said. "I believe that this is Puerto Rico's time. That you have waited long enough. That you deserve a president who will not only work for you in Washington, but when president come here to visit with you to work together right here in Puerto Rico."
After just one event Friday night, Clinton has a whole series of events planned for Saturday, in what the campaign is calling a caravan across the island. She'll remain here through Sunday, when she expects to give a victory speech after the polls close.
"With your help I will be the person who has received more votes for the Democratic nomination than anyone in history," Clinton said. "Do you believe we can do this? If you believe we can do it, do you believe we will do it? Then let's do it together!"
Then, it's back to South Dakota.