U.S. Rep. Shontel Brown of Warrensville Heights won in her Democratic primary rematch against former Ohio Sen. Nina Turner, according to the Associated Press.
Cleveland’s Turner, who co-chaired Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and touted his endorsement, had 36.5% of the votes that were tallied by the time the Associated Press called the race in her favor, compared with 63.5% for Brown, a former Cuyahoga Council member who chairs the county Democratic party and was endorsed by President Joe Biden.
Brown won the seat last year in a special election to replace longtime Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge, who left the job to become President Joe Biden’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
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Democratic U.S. Rep. Shontel Brown beat former state Sen. Nina Turner for the second time since last summer, prevailing Tuesday in an Ohio primary billed as a showdown between the party’s more moderate establishment and its activist progressive winghttps://t.co/f8mhz5s3Ku
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“They rented this district….they bribe and own politicians.” Gracious to the end toward rising Democratic star Shontel Brown.
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