U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Republican Maria Elvira Salazar in FL-27

Chambers scores Incumbent Donna Shalala with 60% on business issues


Miami, FL – The United States Chamber of Commerce announced today their support of Maria Elvira Salazar in her campaign for Congress. An endorsement letter from the Chamber CEO Thomas Donohue said:

“On behalf of the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region, I am pleased to inform you the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has endorsed your candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Chamber aims to protect free enterprise and pro-business priorities in Congress by vigorously supporting policies that advance economic growth, help create jobs, and promote fiscal responsibility. Looking ahead, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce remains invested in supporting critical legislation that will drive economic growth and assist job creators. Your positions on these issues earned you this endorsement.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has given Donna Shalala a 60% lifetime rating on its measure of legislative matters pertaining to business priorities.

Salazar stated: “I am honored to have the support of a bipartisan organization that fights for over 3 million businesses and all the workers they employ. In Congress, my office will be an employment center helping spread opportunity and job training while working to bring private investment into our community. Bringing more jobs to Miami and getting our community back to work is my top priority.”

A recent survey by 1892 Polling in early September showed Maria Elvira Salazar leading Donna Shalala 46%-43%.

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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.