Tuesday, there was a Democrat primary for Ohio’s 11th Congressional District. Marcia Fudge had been in the position since 2008 and vacated it to become Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Biden administration. The loser of the election cried foul.
Shontel Brown won the contest by defeating Nina Turner- 50.2 percent to 44.5 percent. Considering the seat has been occupied by a Black Democrat since 1992 and the district is 52.4% Black, it is virtually assured Brown will win in the general election in November.
The New York Times positioned Turner in “the party’s activist flank” along with Senator Bernie Sanders and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez while labeling Brown an “establishment-friendly” politician. Brown was backed by Hillary Clinton and Jim Clyburn.
During Turner’s post-election speech, she bristled, “We didn’t lose this race — the evil money manipulated and maligned this election.”
“I am going to work hard to ensure that something like this never happens to a progressive candidate again. See, we didn’t lose this race — evil money manipulated and maligned this election,” she said, according to a video posted by Newsweek.
“See, I don’t want you to relent, because it took evil money,” she continued. “They took evil money to come in here and do this. Well, I swear to you, that as sure as there is a God in heaven, sister Turner is going to continue working with every fiber of her being until true justice reigns.”
It should be noted that her opponent had accused Turner of being the Queen of raising Dark Money for Democrats before entering the race and HuffPost wrote about it in-depth.
Turner also outraised her opponent. According to the Columbus Dispatch, Turner raised $4.5 million for her campaign, an amount they referred to as “staggering.” Brown only raised $2.1 million, less than half of her progressive opponent.
The fundraising by both campaigns doesn’t include money funneling into the race from outside interest groups. The highest roller has been the Democratic Majority for Israel PAC, which put roughly $2 million toward ads supporting Brown and opposing Turner. But they aren’t alone: The Rebellion PAC and Democratic Action PAC are among several groups spending thousands of dollars to back Turner. The Justice Democrats also funded Turner’s race.
Nina Turner better back off that refrain or the majority of media will censor and roast her and her supporters like they continue to do to Trump’s advocates.