Maria Elvira Salazar Ready to Take On Donna Shalala Again

Florida Daily
By Kevin Derby

Former journalist Maria Elvira Salazar is hoping for a rematch with freshman U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., next year.

After longtime U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., announced her retirement from Congress after almost 30 years, Shalala, who served as secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) under President Bill Clinton and led the University of Miami, flipped the seat, defeating Salazar 52 percent to 46 percent.

Salazar announced on Thursday that she would make a second congressional bid.

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