AOC-backed Nina Turner loses Ohio House primary challenge to establishment candidate – What We Know!

AOC-backed Nina Turner loses Ohio House primary challenge to establishment candidate

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Biden-endorsed Rep. Shontel Brown Tuesday fended off progressive main challenger Nina Turner, who was supported by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. 

The Related Press known as the eleventh District main for Brown, D-Ohio, shortly earlier than 10:30 p.m. 

Each Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and President Biden jumped into the race on the final second. Biden introduced his assist for Brown final week, and Ocasio-Cortez backed Turner on Monday, the day earlier than the first. 

However even earlier than the endorsements, Brown had a lot of the institution backing within the race whereas Turner, a high surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns, was backed by many on the left. 

Democratic candidate Shontel Brown shares amusing with individuals on the Bedford Group Heart, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Bedford Heights, Ohio.  (AP Picture/Tony Dejak)
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The victory for Brown within the Cleveland-based district is a loss for Ocasio-Cortez, who has an efficient document of endorsing Democratic main challengers.

She supported Rep. Cori Bush, D-Ohio, who beat former Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., and Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., who unseated former Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y. Ocaio-Cortez herself beat former Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., to enter Congress in 2018. 

However Turner gained’t have that probability in 2022. 

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Brown beforehand beat Turner in a 2021 particular election main to fill the seat of former Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, whom Biden selected as his Housing and City Growth secretary. 

Ohio’s eleventh Congressional District is mostly thought of a secure Democratic seat.