12/15 Nina Turner Announces Official Bid for OH-11; News Roundup & OT
It’s official! I am running for Congress. I am asking you to join me today as part of a historic grassroots campaign–one that centers the voices of everyday working Ohioans. We have so much to do and I hope we can do it together!
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— Nina Turner (@ninaturner) December 15, 2020
Former State Senator Nina Turner to announce bid for Ohio’s 11th Congressional seat on Tuesday
News’ Mark Naymik has learned that on Tuesday, former State Senator Nina Turner will announce her bid for the 11th Congressional District seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge.
Fudge was tapped by President-elect Joe Biden to serve as secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Turner, who co-chaired Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential campaign, filed federal paperwork last week establishing a campaign committee for the run but has not commented.
If Fudge is appointed, Gov. DeWine will set a date for a special primary and general election to fill the seat.
Turner filed federal paperwork last week indicating her interest in campaigning for the seat, and is expected to formally announce her intentions soon. The 53-year-old John F. Kennedy High School grad has earned a national following for her progressive politics and blunt commentary, often at the expense of the Democratic establishment.
Shontel Brown, the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Chair and a county councilwoman, who considers Fudge a mentor, is also expected to vie for the open seat.
Other local Cleveland officials as well as civic and religious leaders are also reportedly considering a bid, though they lack the backings of party insiders that Brown and Turner have already locked up. Those reportedly considering the run for the seat include State Rep. John Barnes, Pastor Jawanza Colvin, Cleveland Councilman Blaine Griffin, former Cleveland Councilman Jeff Johnson, and former State Sen. Shirley Smith.
The Republican Party will likely field a candidate, but the GOP historically has been crushed in this district. That means the special Democratic Party primary will most likely decide who heads to Washington.
Several factors will influence who wins the primary. First, whomever Marcia Fudge endorses will have an advantage. She’s proven she can sway party insiders, who play a big role in endorsing a candidate. Brown remains close to Fudge. But the progressive wing of the party will matter, as will money. On these fronts, Turner could have an edge. Tapping a national progressive base, she could raise money more easily.
I hope she shines a light on Cleveland not getting any doses of the vaccine, despite having more cases n the hospitals than in Columbus and Cincinnati. Cleveland was on the wait list. One of my comrades at TOP says Cleveland finally got some doses.
More news, tweets, videos, etc in the comments. See my comments about the Zoom announcement call. Come join us for this momentous occasion!
For those who want to sign their name to endorse Nina, go here.
The announcement is in a few minutes. You can sign up to watch the Zoom here.
Tara Samples and some locals are endorsing Nina in their zoom call. Danny Glover is there to lend support. Nina is not on the call yet.
Jennifer Farmer, who is the host of this session, just said that the Zoom call was limited to 100 participants. Glad TPW got in!
Danny Glover is speaking now, says he is excited about his sister, Nina, to challenge and engage us in active participation in government. Nina has great imagination to bring to congress. He is proud to be part of this heroic journey.
New site: https://ninaturner.com/
Nina is on, speaking of the various women whom she admires and realizes they left big shoes to fill. Nina describes her own village, a proud product of the Cleveland School district.
She’s ready to take her skills next to the PEOPLE’s house!
She is doing a great job!
I got teary eyed with Nina when she talked bout the unopened b-day card from her late mom, and how spiritual it was for her.
MyOur question got read as part of the Q & A:
Nina said she thought so, they are working through their process.
Will Bernie Sanders will endorse her? Yes, the IG with Killer Mike and Bernie indicated their support. But the biggest endorsement is your vote.
Go Nina Go!!!!!!!!!
I was glad it was she who answered our question.
the page is broken on Firefox. the form comes up already filled out. maybe by humphrey?
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They won’t, but Democrats should really pull out all the stops against unjust gerrymandered districts. It really is just a form of disenfranchisement, and part of the Republican war on democracy.
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All 3 yahoos are fakes and might as well change parties. Manchin and Warner are GOPukes. Shaheed I know very little about her, but she represents NH.
Biden keeps giving Republicans who ignore his win the benefit of the doubt
Biden has no idea what a rough ride he is in for with Congress. This is a signal to Pelosi to leave them alone.
Joe Biden still doesn’t get it
am i the only one that thinks the Dems are fine with this? They ARE the “moderate” wing of the Republican Party and Republicans like it just fine. So do Dems. moneymoneymoney
First of all, these GOPukes are not conservatives. They are FRight crooked fringe nuts. Byedone is a crooked RWing Demo past his expiration date as I mentioned earlier. Whoever is the monied power structure calling the shots needs to be exposed, taken out to the desert, and publicly shot dead. Won’t happen.
The only common ground Byedone will find from R’s is do as we tell you to do.
Which Botoxed Pelousy is ready to do. She and Byedone are way past their expiration dates.
Just to name two. So many others in congress should be playing bingo or something in a retirement home
Wrong again Joe
“In America, politicians don’t take power — the people grant it to them,” Biden said.
In America the corporations buy the politicians to do their bidding, leaving the people out of the process
T and R, Ms. Benny!! 🎄☮️😊👍 Ms. Nina, you go girl!!✊✊👍
As far a I can tell, there’s nothing to be lost by forcing attention paid to the glaring needs in our country.
Nope –go for it!!!
worser and worser
Biden following through on his part of the deal, I see. When’s Kloubucher’s announcement? Bloomberg?
Yeah, the payoffs for Bloody Monday are rolling in. We know that Obama contacted Pete to get him to drop out and his campaign shared some details of that conversation.. whether it was accurate is another story. What do you think Klob will get for giving up the 3rd place spot to 4th/5th place Joe?
I have always wondered if Warren was part of this coordination or if her refusal to coalesce the left was pure ego, bad strategy, bad advisors, etc.
Bloomberg may prefer behind the scenes. thin-skinned and gets his way.
Well better than Rahm Emanuel I guess
Both cause bile to rise in my throat
Even people that vote feel that way, me for one i vote for progressives that will someday provide the change that’s desperately needed. I may not live see the changes take place but helped plant the seeds
yeah, i was going to say, nonvoters are the little kid pointing at the emperor with no clothes. truth tellers. but are they sure they are not organizing locally?