Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy Endorses Maria Elvira Salazar for Congress

McCarthy: “While Maria always speaks truth to power, Donna Shalala sits quietly as her Democrat colleagues push socialism on us all.”


Today, Maria Elvira Salazar announced the endorsement of House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy in her campaign against Donna Shalala for Congress.

In his endorsement of Salazar, Leader McCarthy commented “Maria Elvira Salazar is the absolute right choice to take on Donna Shalala in 2020. With her background and experience, Maria knows firsthand the dangers of the socialist agenda extreme liberals are pushing in Washington.”

“While Maria always speaks truth to power, Donna Shalala sits quietly as her Democrat colleagues push socialism on us all. We need Maria Elvira Salazar’s powerful voice for freedom in Washington,” said McCarthy.

Earning Leader Kevin McCarthy’s endorsement, Salazar has garnered support across the district and around the country. “Our message of fighting for our community and being a voice for freedom is resonating since it’s the reason so many of us came to this country,” said Salazar. “Unfortunately, Donna Shalala is focused on accumulating power and money for herself, not helping us back at home.”

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.

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.