Former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner prepares for another political endeavor as she prepares to run for the US House of Representatives. WKYC News reported that Turner had formally submitted their papers in preparation for the Congressional race.
The news comes after President-elect Joe Biden announced that he will nominate one of the current State Representatives, Marica L. Fudge, as Secretary of State for Housing and Urban Development. Former Bernie Sanders Campaign Co-Chair congratulated Rep. Fudge on the milestone on her Twitter page.
“Our country is facing an historic housing crisis – from the threat of evictions to lack of affordability,” she wrote. “The challenges ahead require someone who understands the tremendous problems that millions of Americans face.”
Congratulations to @RepMarciaFudge on being nominated as HUD Secretary. Our country is confronted with an historic housing crisis – from the threat of evictions to a lack of affordability. The challenges ahead require someone who understands the tremendous problems millions of Americans face. https://t.co/DmCk4ap09N
– Nina Turner (@ninaturner) December 9, 2020
Since news broke last fall that Rep. Fudge was likely to receive the nomination, local dems have expressed interest. In addition to Turner, Shontel Brown, Chairman of the Cuyahoga Democratic Party, and Jeff Johnson, Cleveland City Councilor, have announced their offers.
“I’m not shy about telling people what I’m up to,” Johnson told Cleveland Local News. “It is important to me. This is a position I would do very well in. I think I’m the strongest and most experienced candidate in the race when it comes to that. “
Several helpers from their time with the Sanders campaign have spoken out and expressed their support for the Ohio politician. “I encouraged her to run when the seat is open because this is her congressional district and she would have the immediate support of the Bernie National Movement,” said Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., A former colleague of the Sanders -Campaign -Chair to Politico. “She would be a fantastic ally for the movement in Congress.”