Maria Elvira Salazar, candidate for Florida’s 27th Congressional District, has been endorsed by FreedomWorks, a conservative and libertarian advocacy group based in Washington D.C. whose members are passionate about promoting free markets and individual liberty.
“Maria Elvira Salazar has the advantage every Republican candidate is looking for this year: authentic grassroots enthusiasm surrounding her campaign,” FreedomWorks executive director Noah Wall said in a statement. “The feedback we received from activists across the district was overwhelmingly supportive of sending Salazar to Washington. Democrats are fundraising like crazy to flip this seat, so it will be a very competitive general election. Maria Elvira Salazar is the obvious choice for Republicans who want to send a strong and principled candidate into the general election and protect this seat.”
Maria Elvira launched her campaign on March 1, 2018, and, after just one month, she raised more than $300,000.
“It is a great honor for me to have the support of Noah Wall and all of the members of FreedomWorks,”said Maria Elvira. “As a first-time candidate and political outsider, this support is evidence that I am ready to represent my community of District 27 in the U.S. Congress.”
About Maria Elvira Salazar
Maria Elvira Salazar is a five-time Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist veteran. Until recently, she was the sole anchor of MEGATV nightly newscast and previously hosted her own daily prime-time political news show called “Maria Elvira Live.” Salazar has established her reputation as a leading expert on Latin American affairs and the U.S. Hispanic community by covering major breaking-news events in the past 25 years. She was the FIRST and ONLY U.S. Spanish-language television journalist to obtain a one-on-one interview with Fidel Castro during his 50 years in power. She began her career in broadcasting in 1984 as a local reporter for the Univision Network flagship station Channel 23, in Miami, Florida. Salazar was born in Miami to Cuban parents who fled in 1960, upon the arrival of the Cuban communist revolution. She holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Miami and earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
She lives in Coral Gables, Florida, with her two daughters.