Clinton Promises Special Guam Representative
May 1, 2008
U.S. presidential candidate Hilary Clinton says she'll appointment a special representative from Guam to the Defense Department to represent the territory's interests in the huge military buildup on the island, the Pacific Daily News reports.
"This would raise the visibility and priority of the territory's perspectives to the highest policy levels at the Department of Defense, at other federal agencies and at the White House," the Clinton campaign said in a statement.
Clinton's promise is the latest effort to woo support in Guam's Democratic Party caucus this Saturday. She and Sen. Barack Obama are competing vigorously for the territory's nine delegates to the party's convention in August.
Clinton also promised to order the U.S. Small Business Administration to establish a "Procurement and Technical Assistance Center" on Guam to help local firms bid on military contracts.