Maria Elvira Salazar Releases First Ad of General Election: “Five Dollars”

Salazar: “I’ve spent my life holding the corrupt and powerful accountable and fighting for social justice.”



Miami, FL – Today, Maria Elvira Salazar released her first television ad of the November General Election. In the ad titled “Five Dollars”, Salazar speaks of her humble beginnings in Little Havana and her career taking on the corrupt and powerful.

“Five Dollars” also targets Donna Shalala who admitted to breaking federal law in failing to disclose the buying and selling of stocks as a sitting Congresswoman; stocks that include companies receiving money from the coronavirus stimulus. Salazar calls for term limits to get rid of corrupt politicians in both parties.

“Five Dollars” Script

Maria Elvira Salazar:

My American journey started here with five dollars in my pocket.

I’m Maria Elvira Salazar.

I’ve spent my life holding the corrupt and powerful accountable and fighting for social justice.

But Donna Shalala, she broke the law to enrich herself off coronavirus.

I’m Maria Elvira Salazar and I approve this message because I’ll fight for term limits and get rid of the corrupt politicians in both parties.

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Born in Little Havana to parents who fled Cuba with just five dollars in their pocket, the pursuit of freedom and the American Dream was instilled into Maria Elvira Salazar at an early age. While being raised in Miami and Puerto Rico, Salazar listened as her parents told stories of the oppressive communist regime from which they escaped.

Salazar graduated from the University of Miami and later from Harvard University which she paid for herself. She began a career in journalism where she interviewed a wide range of social and political leaders, including Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Alvaro Uribe, Jose Maria Aznar, Vicente Fox, Juan Manuel Santos, Augusto Pinochet, Nicolas Maduro and, more recently, Juan Guaidó. Winning five Emmy Awards, she was recognized for her passion for freedom and uncovering the oppressive communist and socialist regimes in Latin America especially in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua.

Salazar was recently named an NRCC Young Gun cementing her as a top Republican candidate for Congress.

Florida’s 27th Congressional District includes the city of Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, West Miami, Pinecrest, Key Biscayne, South Miami, North Bay Village, Cutler Bay, and Palmetto Bay.