Donna Shalala, right, face, Maria Elvira Salazar for the right to represent Florida’s 27 electoral district in November.
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Donna Shalala, a former secretary of health and human services under President Bill Clinton, was projected to win the primary for a Florida U.S. house seat as a key to the two parties, the chances of the control of Congress.
The 77-year-old Shalala, a former President of the University of Miami, defeated four other candidates to win the nomination for Florida’s 27th District. They received 32 percent of the vote, while her closest Challenger, state Rep. David Richardson, who received 28 percent of the vote.
On the Republican side, many years of Spanish-language television journalist Maria Elvira Salazar of eight other GOP candidates-including former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Bruno Barreiro and former Doral city council member Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, who grabbed a short the spotlight with your statement defeated, she was abducted by aliens as a child.
Rodriguez Aguilera, the profile was raised even further last week when the Miami Herald newspaper endorsed her in the primary school, praised her “boots-on-the-ground-ideas and experiences”, while admitting you are an unusual candidate”.”
Shalala and Salazar are also in the competition to be successful, the rest Republicans Ileana Ros stand-Lehtinen, who has represented the district since 2013.
The seat is widely regarded as one of the best opportunities for a democratic pickup this November. The voters there, Hillary Clinton supports over Donald Trump by 20 percentage points in the 2016 presidential elections.
Shalala has her first run for office, said she is confident that Democrats tilt the seat, no matter which Republican is nominated, citing the voters against President Trump.
“There is no question about it. In all your experience, Trump is your worst nightmare,” she said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.