Turner Wants To Replace Rep. Fudge

(Cleveland) - There are now three candidates who have said they want to run to replace U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-11th District), who has been chosen by President-elect Joe Biden to be his Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

The latest is former State Senator Nina Turner, who also served on Cleveland City Council, and received a national following when she was co-chair for U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.

Also running are Cuyahoga County Councilwoman, and County Democratic Party Chair Shontel Brown, and former Ohio State Senator Jeff Johnson.

When Fudge is approved by the Senate for the cabinet post, and she steps down from her seat in Congress, it will be up to Gov. Mike DeWine to call for a special election. Political observers say the winner of the Democratic Primary will likely be the winner of the general election, as Republican candidates do very poorly in the 11th District.

(Photo of Nina Turner by Drew Angerer, Getty Images)

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