Cleveland: Turner to launch Secretary of State run

6:30 PM, Jun 28, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- She's been talking about it and exploring it for months.

On Monday high-energy Democratic State Senator Nina Turner of Cleveland will make it official.

She's running for Secretary of State against Republican incumbent Jon Husted to be in charge of Ohio elections.

The announcement will come at 9 a.m. Monday at the Harvard Community Services Center in her district.

In an e-mail to reporters this week, Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Chairman Stuart Garson promised a "special announcement."

The outspoken and animated Turner, a former Cleveland councilwoman, has become a player on the national political stage.

She's become a regular face on MSNBC's liberal line-up.

She got a lot of coverage speaking out against changes or proposed changes in election laws she thought were intended to diminish the Democratic influence of minority and poor voters.

And she's targeted Husted for much of her criticism.

She would become the second Northeast Ohio member of the Democratic statewide ticket for 2014.

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald has already begun his bid to unseat Republican Governor John Kasich.


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