CLEVELAND — For the second time in less than a year, Shontel Brown has defeated Nina Turner for the right to represent Ohio's 11th Congressional District, according to the Associated Press.
Despite only being in Congress for a matter of months, Brown was again able to outperform Turner, a leading surrogate for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns and a former member of the Ohio Senate. Turner and her fellow progressives had been hoping for a second-try upset.
Tuesday's victory in the Democratic primary puts Brown on the fast track for her first full term in Congress. She defeated Turner in the August 2021 special primary election, then topped Laverne Gore in the November 2021 general election.
Brown will face former East Cleveland Mayor Eric Brewer, who defeated James Hemphill to win the Republican nomination and advance to November's general election.
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The seat for Ohio's 11th Congressional District became open in early 2021 after Marcia Fudge was tapped to join President Biden's cabinet as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
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