MIAMI (CBSMiami) – One of several high-profile races this election year is the one for U.S. House District 27 in South Florida.READ MORE: Mark Rosenberg Acknowledges He Resigned As FIU President Because ‘I Caused Discomfort For A Valued Employee’
That’s the seat being vacated by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.
Democrats think they have a very good shot at turning that seat blue, and their pinning their hopes on a well-established figure in the party, and in South Florida; Donna Shalala.READ MORE: Commissioner Joe Carollo Speaks Out After Former Police Chief Art Acevedo Files Lawsuit Against City
She is running against Republican Maria Elvira Salazar, who has bragged about the economy improving and credits President Donald Trump’s policies.
“You can’t argue that [the economy is strong] but it really started with President Obama,” Shalala said. “If she wants to talk about the economy, let me talk about the economic impact I had on this community because I created 5,000 new jobs at the University of Miami. Good jobs that had a six billion dollar impact on the economy in Miami. That’s the kind of economic development I want to talk about.”
Shalala also discussed health care and the sale of environmentally sensitive land in South Miami.MORE NEWS: South Florida Medical Expert Says Omicron Surge Has Finally Hit Its Peak
You can see Shalala’s full interview on CBS4 above.