Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will attend a charity event in South Florida on 24 October in favor of Democratic Congress candidate Donna Shalala, former President of the University of Miami (UM). today your campaign.
The former lady and Shalala have had a friendship of several decades since they worked on the establishment of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP, for the acronym in English), which currently provides coverage to approximately 9 million children .
"The senator has been my friend for more than forty years, but the most important one is a pioneer in the field of women everywhere," Shalala said.
The Democratic candidate, who seeks to occupy the seat that will leave the Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen next year, reported that she raised more than $ 1 million in the last quarter.
"That is proof that the district is prepared for a new leadership that rejects the agenda of (President Donald) Trump and the Republicans," Shalala said.
The Democrat, who chaired the Clinton Foundation and was secretary to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Clinton administration (1993-2001), said her campaign focuses on access to high-quality and affordable healthcare. , the protection of children at their school, the adaptation to sea level rise, violence with firearms and investments in infrastructure.
The Democratic candidate will meet the republican journalist María Elvira Salazar in the parliamentary elections on 6 November.
That day is the seat of the Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, in which the Governor of Florida, the Republican Rick Scott and the 27 federal districts, including the 27, are in the hands of Ros-Lehtine. announced his retirement last year.
During these elections, Democrats hope to regain control of the federal Senate and the House of Representatives and Florida is presented as a key state in that ambition.