Turner to Challenge Fudge, For Reals

Everyone knew this was all but official anyways….but now it is “officially official.”

We know John Kasich didn’t read this in the Plain Dealer, but we did:

State Sen. Nina Turner confirms: ‘I’m in this race’ to face U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge

CLEVELAND, Ohio — State Sen. Nina Turner, whose oratorical skills and take-no-guff attitude have made her a rising star in Ohio politics, confirmed Tuesday that she will challenge U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge next year in a Democratic primary.

The decision, which Turner shared in a telephone interview with The Plain Dealer, did not come as a total surprise. She had been considering a possible congressional bid for months and on Monday quietly filed a candidacy petition with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

Fudge spokesman Belinda Prinz – yes, former Cleveland Fox 8 reporter – said Fudge is “prepared to run on her record.” In a D +12,286 indexed district, that likely works.

I wonder what it is like to run in a district (R or D) where the only election that matters (if any does at all) is the primary. I know quite a few Congressfolks would like to have such a situation. Must be nice.

Not sure if Kasich reads blogs. So not sure if he knows about this story. Maybe someone on his staff told him.

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  1. Anonymous Says:

    are u sure it is only D +12,286??

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