BEDFORD HEIGHTS, Ohio – Shontel Brown defeated Nina Turner in a special primary election for Congress on Tuesday, a victory for the establishment Democrats over the combative liberal wing of the party.
Turner, who co-chaired Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign, admitted defeat. “For this campaign tonight, we will not cross the river,” she told supporters on her primary night watch party.
Turner started the race as the frontrunner to succeed Marcia Fudge, who left the House to become Housing Secretary to President Joe Biden. But Brown and his allies, including prominent members of the Congressional Black Caucus, attacked Turner for his past statements criticizing Democratic leaders like Biden and Hillary Clinton, who also backed Brown.