Maria Elvira Salazar defeats Donna Shalala in Florida's 27th Congressional District

MIAMI — Republican Maria Elvira Salazar defeated incumbent Democratic Rep. Donna Shalala in Florida’s 27th Congressional District in an upset that neither party anticipated heading into Election Day.Salazar, a former TV journalist, won her race against one of Miami’s most well-known politicians by successfully tying Shalala to left-leaning Democrats such as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist. She also hit Shalala repeatedly for failing to disclose stock trades while in office and characterized her as an out-of-touch millionaire who couldn’t connect with working-…

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