Nina Turner: While Congress Obsesses Over Russia, Americans Being ‘Left Behind’
Former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner is worried that Americans are being “left behind” because Congress and the media are seemingly consumed by “Russia, Russia, Russia.”
During a panel discussion on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Turner was asked about the latest revelations that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner had attempted to establish “back channels” of communication with the Kremlin.
“How’s this playing in Ohio?” asked guest host Dana Bash.
Turner responded: “No one in Ohio is asking about Russia.”
“I mean, we have to deal with this,” she continued, referring to the ongoing investigation into alleged election meddling. “We definitely have to deal with this. It’s on the minds of the American people. But you want to know about people in Ohio—they want to know about jobs. They want to know about their children.”
Turner, a vocal supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during his presidential campaign, said she has spoken with voters across the country and found widespread concern over domestic issues and feelings that they are not being represented by the dominant political class.
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Gianforte lends himself $1M in bid for Montana U.S. House
Republican Greg Gianforte loaned himself $1 million to finance his bid for Montana’s only seat in the U.S. House, as his Democratic opponent raked in huge sums of cash from small, individual donors ahead of a nationally watched May 25 special election to fill the seat vacated by now-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
New filings made with the Federal Election Commission over the weekend show that Gianforte, who made millions from the sale of his software business, has raised more than $3.4 million since launching his bid for Congress.
Meanwhile, Democrat Rob Quist, a musician and cowboy poet making his first bid for public office, has collected nearly $3.3 million through May 5, with most of it — $3.2 million — coming from individual donors.
Quist’s campaign said 56,000 individual donors have given an average of $23 per contribution. The FEC does not require donors who give less than $200 to be identified.
“Greg Gianforte’s attempt to buy another election after losing last time shows he still doesn’t get Montana. He will get the message on May 25th that Montanans can’t be bought and will never be for sale.”
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