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Both Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Shontel Brown and former Cleveland City Councilman Jeff Johnson said they would run for Fudge’s seat if the Senate confirms Fudge as President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to oversee HUD. Another, former state Sen. Nina Turner, filed paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission on Wednesday, indicating she will also run.
Following Sanders’ unsuccessful 2016 presidential bid, Turner ran Our Revolution – Sanders’ political group set up to back more liberal candidates who share the senator’s politics. She co-chaired Sanders’ 2020 presidential run as well.
Those connections give her a potential advantage in one of the most important assets a candidate can have: campaign cash. Access to Sanders’ and Our Revolution’s vast fundraising network means she has the resources to outraise and outspend competition.
Our Revolution already sent an email missive out to its members asking them to prepare to help Turner in a potential bid.
The Hill reports:
Nina Turner, a former Ohio state senator who served as national co-chair for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) 2020 presidential campaign, has filed to run for Congress.
Turner filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Wednesday for a committee titled “Nina Turner for US,” local NBC affiliate WKYC reported.
The outlet reported that Turner is expected to formally announce a bid soon for the seat currently held by Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio).
Fudge has reportedly been selected by President-elect Joe Biden to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The Hill has reached out to Turner for comment. A person listed as a campaign treasurer on Turner’s FEC forms did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
— CATargetBot (@CATargetBot) December 9, 2020
Shall we add Nina to our 2021 list of candidates?
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