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Ohio House Primary: Shontel Brown Defeats Nina Turner

HeadlineAug 04, 2021

In election news, Shontel Brown has defeated Nina Turner, Bernie Sanders’s former campaign co-chair, in a closely watched special Democratic primary to fill the seat of Marcia Fudge in Ohio’s 11th Congressional District. Brown is the chair of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party. She had received the backing of many establishment Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and Congressmember James Clyburn, as well as the Democratic Majority for Israel PAC, which spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on the race. Turner was endorsed by Sanders, Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressives. In a statement Tuesday night, Turner said, “We didn’t lose this race — the evil money manipulated and maligned this election.”

In Ohio’s 15th Congressional District, the Trump-backed coal lobbyist Mike Carey won the Republican primary, defeating 10 other candidates.

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