Coral Gables’ own Ana Navarro to join TV’s “The View”

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Florida Republican strategist Ana Navarro announced via social media Tuesday afternoon she will be joining ABC’s “The View” as a segment contributor.

“Excited that I’ll be joining of as a political contributor. Looking forward to talking all things 2016 w/the ladies,” Navarro tweeted Tuesday.

The 43-year-old political consultant – who for years worked in Florida, including haunting the halls of state government power in Tallahassee – is tailor-made for a show designed to appeal to women of a certain age ranging, roughly from center-left to center-right.

“I get paid to talk politics, which I’ve done my entire life and I would do for free anyway,” Navarro told the Tampa Bay Times back in 2013.

She seems primed to get paid a lot more for it soon.

As of press time, Navarro had been congratulated by television personality Montel Williams as well as fellow Miami native U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

“Congrats to mi gran amiga on joining as a contributor,” the locally popular GOP congresswoman’s tweet read. “Let the fireworks begin! ¡Dale!”

Ryan Ray writes about campaigns and public policy in Tampa Bay and across the state. A contributor to and before that, The Florida Squeeze, he covers the Legislature as a member of the Florida Capitol Press Corps and has worked as a staffer on several campaigns. He can be reached at [email protected]