Shontel Brown Defeats Nina Turner in Ohio Democratic U.S. House Primary

Shontel Brown has narrowly won the Democratic primary to replace former Ohio U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge, according to a race call from The Associated Press, marking a victory for more moderate Democrats in the closely watched contest.

Shontel Brown Defeats Nina Turner in Ohio Democratic U.S. House Primary

Cleveland voters chose Brown, the Cuyahoga Country Democratic Party chairperson and a county councilwoman over Nina Turner (an ex-Ohio state senator and cochair of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign) and a host of other candidates.

Turner was able to jump out to a lead in Ohio's 11th Congressional district on money and early polling. He also had broader name recognition.

She also received the endorsements leftists such as Sanders and the so-called Squad (Reps. Alexandria Ocasio–Cortez Rashida Tlaib Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Cori Bush).

Brown was supported by establishment favourites, including Hillary Clinton, and Jim Clyburn, the South Carolina House Majority Whip.

After Fudge was named to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the seat became available. The 11th Ohio district is traditionally Democratic-leaning. Brown's primary win means that it is likely she will be able to secure the seat. She will be facing Republican Laverne Gorre, who won in the GOP primary.

15th Congressional District

In Ohio, voters in Ohio's 15th Congressional District voted Tuesday for nominees to replace Steve Stivers (former Republican Rep.). He left the seat to become the president and CEO of Ohio Chamber of Commerce.

The Associated Press called Mike Carey, a coal lobbyist and former President Donald Trump, the GOP primary.

Carey will be facing the Democratic nominee, state Rep. Allison Russo.

The primary win for Carey follows a recent special congressional election in Texas, where Trump's endorsed candidate lost in a runoff to a fellow Republican.

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