New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico primaries, 2003

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New Progressive Party primaries, 2003
Puerto Rico
← 1999 November 9, 2003 2008 →
  Dr Pedro Rosello.jpg
Nominee Pedro Rosselló Carlos Pesquera
Party New Progressive New Progressive
Popular vote 449,315 139,898
Percentage 75.82% 23.61%

Previous PNP Governor candidate

Carlos Pesquera

PNP Governor candidate-elect

Pedro Rosselló

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The 2003 New Progressive Party primaries were the primary elections by which voters of the New Progressive Party (PNP) chose its nominees for various political offices of Puerto Rico, namely the position of Governor, for the 2004 general elections. Former Governor Pedro Rosselló was selected as the nominee at the primary elections held on November 9, 2003. He would go on to narrowly lose the 2004 general election against Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, from the Popular Democratic Party (PPD).

Candidates[edit]

Governor[edit]

Resident Commissioner[edit]

Senate[edit]

At-large[edit]

District[edit]

The New Progressive Party held primaries on all 8 of the senatorial districts.

House of Representatives[edit]

At-large[edit]

District[edit]

The New Progressive Party held primaries on 33 of the 40 representative districts.

Results[edit]

The primaries were held on November 9, 2003. In it, Pedro Rosselló comfortably defeated Carlos Pesquera to win the spot for Governor at the 2004 elections.[1] Also, Luis Fortuño defeated Carlos Romero Barceló, Charlie Rodríguez and Miriam Ramírez de Ferrer to win the spot for Resident Commissioner.[2]

Governor[edit]

Candidate Popular vote Percentage
Pedro Rosselló 449,315 75.82%
Carlos Pesquera 139,898 23.61%
Others 3,378 0.57%

Resident Commissioner[edit]

Candidate Popular vote Percentage
Luis Fortuño 363,217 61.36%
Carlos Romero Barceló 151,898 25.66%
Charlie Rodríguez 37,828 6.39%
Miriam Ramírez de Ferrer 25,075 4.24%
Others 64 0.01%

Senate[edit]

At-large[edit]

Candidate Popular vote Percentage
Norma Burgos 414,819 14.54%
Jorge de Castro Font 384,113 13.47%
Kenneth McClintock 353,344 12.39%
Orlando Parga 251,920 8.83%
Lucy Arce 227,455 7.97%
José Garriga Picó 174,361 6.11
Tomás Fantauzzi 159,157 5.58%
José Enrique Meléndez 141,018 4.94%
Epifanio 129,058 4.52%
Viruet 108,100 3.79%
Jesús Soto Amadeo 107,173 3.76%
Genaro Sánchez 94,305 3.31%
Luis Felipe Navas 85,272 2.99%
Peter Muller 80,167 2.81%
Jaime Irizarry 65,734 2.32%
Armando Izquierdo 52,355 1.84%
Others 23,910 0.85%

House of Representatives[edit]

At-large[edit]

Candidate Popular vote Percentage
Jennifer González 351,424 12.66%
José Aponte 318,419 11.47%
Iris Miriam Ruíz 305,146 10.99%
Lourdes Ramos 240,761 8.67%
José Chico 219,136 7.89%
Rolando Crespo 209,862 7.56
Edwin Mundo 193,226 6.96%
Rafi Escudero 183,164 6.60%
Omar Negrón 167,296 6.03%
Luis David Valentín 147,772 5.32%
Luis Maldonado 121,228 4.37%
Augusto Sánchez 105,525 3.80%
Harold Jim Rivera 66,270 2.39%
Edgar Berríos 54,128 1.95%
Others 30,793 1.09%

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