While the prevailing political wisdom predicts that former state Senator and national Bernie Sanders campaign spokesperson Nina Turner (D) will win both the Democratic special election primary for the vacant Cleveland-Akron anchored congressional district and the special general, one of her many Democratic opponents is becoming a formidable foe.
Cuyahoga County Commissioner and County Democratic Party chair Shontel Brown just unveiled a Hillary Clinton endorsement and launched a major media splash. She is emphasizing her work to deliver jobs and services for the community talks about strengthening small businesses and says she will work with President Biden to bring additional services to the district. In another ad, she contrasts her support for Biden with Ms. Turner’s opposition to him during the Democratic nomination contest.
Ms. Turner will definitely head toward the “Squad” faction in the House, while Ms. Brown is attempting an appeal to the mainstream. This race, with a virtually contest-deciding Democratic primary on August 3rd – the 11th is solidly Democratic – won’t be filled until after the special general election on November 2nd. The seat is vacant because former Rep. Marcia Fudge (D) resigned to become Housing & Urban Development secretary in the Biden Administration.
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