◼ A famed actress is facing backlash in San Francisco’s Latino community, after she voiced support for a conservative candidate for California governor. - CBS SF via ◼ Dennis Prager
Maria Conchita Alonso starred in a campaign ad for Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of San Bernardino County, a Tea Party favorite who is seeking the Republican nomination....
Alonso is an actress of Cuban and Venezuelan descent. She is perhaps best known for her role in the movie “Moscow on the Hudson” which also starred Robin Williams.
The actress was to perform next month at the Brava Theater Center in San Francisco’s Mission District in a Spanish-language version of “The Vagina Monologues,” scheduled for a run from February 14th through 17th. The show is being produced by none other than Eliana Lopez, wife of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.
“We really cannot have her in the show, unfortunately,” Lopez told KPIX 5.
◼ LATINA ACTRESS TAKES HEAT FOR STARRING IN TEA PARTY CANDIDATE'S AD - Breitbart
In an interview with Spanish-language newspaper La Opinión, Alonso said that she had discussed immigration with Donnelly and was satisfied that his opinion aligned with hers. "I am one of those who thinks that we have to help illegal immigrants that are already in the country and don't have criminal backgrounds," she explained, "those that contribute and are good people-- but those who are not, we have to remove."
On his end, Donnelly told La Opinión that for him it was "an honor and a pleasure to receive the total support of someone as extraordinary as actress María Conchita Alonso... we are both tired of listening to [stories] of how high taxes are expelling businesses from our state." In addition to his views on illegal immigration, Donnelly is running on a platform based on lowering wasteful government spending and taxes, as well as fighting the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. In the ad above, Alonso agrees with Donnelly primarily on economic and spending issues, with immigration only one of many points discussed.