Ocasio-Cortez Backs Ohio Progressive for House Seat
(Bloomberg) -- Progressive activist Nina Turner received a key endorsement from like-minded Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her bid to be a U.S. representative from Ohio.
“Nina is a bold, unapologetic progressive who has spent her entire career advocating for the working people of Northeast Ohio,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a statement Monday. “I need her alongside me in Congress in the fight for racial, economic, social, and environmental justice.”
Turner, a former Ohio state senator, earned a national profile as co-chair of Senator Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential bid and led a progressive group formed after his 2016 presidential bid, Our Revolution.
Turner is running to fill the House seat vacated by newly appointed Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge.
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