Nina Turner candidate for Congress

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) — Former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner announced Wednesday that she is running for Congress.

She will campaign for the U.S. congressional district of Greater Cleveland in the 2022 midterm elections, though the Congressional map finalizing the seat is unofficial.

Courtesy of Nina Turner for Congress

“I’m running for Congress because Greater Cleveland deserves a voice for change in Washington — a leader who stands with the people, not the powerful or himself,” Turner said in a press release.

This sets up a potential rematch of the November special election won by Shontel Brown.

Turner and Brown competed to replace former Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), who is now housing and urban development secretary.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigned on Turner’s behalf ahead of the primary.

“When we look back at the past year, families are still struggling – with higher gas and food prices, stagnant wages and declining benefits, while businesses are making record profits. We can get an agenda through Congress that puts working families first, but it’s blocked by a handful of holdouts. The obstruction of the Democratic agenda is hurting greater Cleveland and as the next congressman, I will fight back,” Turner said in a press release.

Watch his campaign announcement video here.

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