Another sign of the close ties between Spanish-language Univision and Democrats: Tonight’s Democratic National Committee fundraiser at the Miami home Liliana Estefan, the host of the popular “El Gordo y la Flaca” show.
Estefan is quite a political catch. She’s a star. She’s the niece of music stars Emilio and Gloria Estefan. And the Cuban-American, along with husband Lorenzo Luaces, is a registered Republican.
The president also has a DCCC fundraiser later at the home of Alonzo Mourning.
The Estefan fundraiser underscores the affinity between Univision and the Democratic Party these days. The network is partnering with Obama’s former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, in an outreach effort. Univision owner Haim Saban is a major Democratic donor who said he’d back Clinton with “full might.”
A spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, Izzy Santa, took to Twitter and criticized the ties: “Univision should explain to their viewers their conflict of interest. First, HRC partnership and now fundraising for the DNC.”