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      Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will campaign for Nina Turner in the final leg of Ohio’s special election in the 11th Congressional District.

      The Vermont senator will be in the Buckeye State on July 31, just days before the Aug. 3 Democratic primary.

      Turner’s campaign announced the news on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.

      According to a Turner aide, Sanders will deliver a hybrid keynote address at a mobilization rally on behalf of the progressive House candidate and will finish off the day with a “march to the polls.”

      https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/564177-sanders-to-campaign-for-turner-in-ohio

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      https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/07/21/bernie-sanders-headline-nina-turner-rally-ohio-days-primary

      Sanders (I-Vt.) will deliver a keynote speech at a get-out-the-vote rally for Turner on July 31 at Cleveland’s Agora Theatre and Ballroom. After the rally, there will be a march to the polls.

      Turner is one of several Democrats running to represent Ohio’s 11th Congressional District, a seat that Marcia Fudge left to serve as secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Turner was previously a member of the Cleveland City Council and Ohio state Senate.

      The candidate has a well-established relationship with Sanders; she supported both of his runs for president and even served as a national co-chair for his 2020 campaign. Sanders quickly backed Turner when she announced her bid for the House seat in December.

      “Sen. Sanders sparked a movement that shifted what is possible in American politics,” she said. “I am proud to be joined by Sen. Sanders in my hometown of Cleveland. He has shown that one can be a principled partner to the president in moving forward an agenda that centers the poor, working poor, and the barely middle class.”

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      https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/07/21/whos-afraid-nina-turner

      Nina Turner is very scary—to power brokers who’ve been spending big money and political capital to keep her out of Congress. With early voting underway, tensions are spiking as the decisive Democratic primary race in northeast Ohio nears its Aug. 3 finish. The winner will be virtually assured of filling the seat in the deep-blue district left vacant by Rep. Marcia Fudge when she became President Biden’s HUD secretary. What’s at stake in the special election is whether progressives will gain a dynamic champion in the House of Representatives.

      For the Democratic Party establishment, the specter of “Congresswoman Nina Turner” is alarming. The former national co-chair of the Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential campaign has a proven capacity to stir fervent energy on the left around the country. Her ability to inspire at the grassroots is far beyond what mainstream party leaders can do.

      All politics is local when the votes are finally counted—but in the meantime, this contest is a national clash of political forces. Turner’s endorsements include 15 progressive House and Senate members along with numerous left-leaning organizations. Her main opponent, Shontel Brown, has supporters who include the upper ranks of Democratic Party leaders as well as corporate heavy hitters.

      Hillary Clinton’s mid-June endorsement of Brown was later eclipsed by the third-ranking House Democrat, majority whip Jim Clyburn. He recorded a TV ad for Brown with a swipe at Turner while identifying himself as “the highest-ranking African American in Congress.” In the process of throwing his political weight against Turner—who is a strong advocate of Medicare for All—Clyburn didn’t mention his exceptional record of receiving hefty donations from the pharmaceutical industry.

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