CNA Staff, Nov 6, 2020 / 16:00 pm
House Republicans scored an upset victory this week in Florida's Miami-Dade County, as a pro-life, Latino candidate unseated the Democratic incumbent and former HHS secretary who served in Bill Clinton's administration.
Maria Salazar, a Cuban-American journalist endorsed by the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, has been declared the victor in Florida's 27th congressional district race. As of Friday afternoon, she was leading Democratic Rep. Donna Shalala by more than 9,000 votes.
The Cook Political Report predicted Salazar's race to be a "likely Democratic" victory. Cook rated the district D+5-or five percentage points more Democratic than the U.S. average district.
According to a candidate questionnaire circulated by the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops, Salazar said she opposed taxpayer funding of abortions; she gave no response on repealing the death penalty.