Miami, FL – October 23, 2018 – Maria Elvira Salazar, Republican candidate for Florida’s 27th Congressional District, is leading by nine points in the race for Congress, according to a recent poll conducted by the well-known, Virginia-based firm McLaughlin & Associates.
"The dynamics of this race are unchanged, as Maria Elvira Salazar is ahead and her lead is driven by her strong personal popularity," confirmed the firm, adding that Maria Elvira is currently receiving 50% of the votes, with Donna Shalala in a second place at 41%.
"I am honored by all the support we are receiving," said Maria Elvira. "The results of this latest poll clearly show the confidence the voters have in my ability to lead on the important issues that matter most to our community. Our hard work continues to ensure the priorities and concerns of District 27 are heard in Washington" she declared.
McLaughlin & Associates surveyed 400 registered voters in Florida Congressional District 27th between October 11th and 14th.
About Maria Elvira Salazar:
Maria Elvira Salazar is a five-time Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist. She 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 35 years. Until recently, Salazar was the sole anchor of the MEGATV nightly newscast and she previously hosted her own daily prime-time political news show called "Maria Elvira Live." 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. Salazar 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 Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Miami and a 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.