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    Marisa Nahem on Twitter: "🚨NEWS: Rep. @jamie_raskin announces endorsement of @ninaturner saying,

    “I see two kinds of politicians in Washington—justice politicians and power politicians. Nina Turner is the consummate justice politician, committed to the common good, the common man, and the common woman.”" / Twitter


    AOC showed up last weekend in support of NT.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter: "Ohio, thank you for the warm welcome this weekend!

    It’s time to send @ninaturner to Congress- because our democracy should belong to everyday people over big money.

    Early voting is now open!
    Election Day is August 3rd 🗳

    Join a phonebanking shift below (link)" / Twitter


    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Instagram: “Northeast Ohio - did you know there’s a special election for CONGRESS in 11 days?
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    Northeast Ohio - did you know there’s a special election for CONGRESS in 11 days? We can all support the community organizers on the ground by taking a tiny bit of of time to phonebank or canvass for @ninaturnerohio.
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    Let’s show love to this champion for working people, voting rights, a Green New Deal, Medicare for All, living wages, worker rights and more. Check out mobilize.us/ninaturner to join in! Text your Cleveland area /OH-11 friends and fam about it too 💜”


    Our Revolution on Twitter: ""Canvasses are where the fight gets won. Right here is where the work happens - where we actually get our hands dirty knocking on doors, having conversations with our neighbors and building actual community. There's no replacement for that." - @AOC @ninaturner #HelloSomebody (link)" / Twitter
    In her first campaign, AOC did lots of knocking on doors and having conversations with people of her district.

    Nina Turner on Twitter: "Rain or shine we are out here knocking doors, organizing our neighbors and working hard to earn the ultimate endorsement — that of Ohio’s working people. We’ve got a full day left of canvassing, phone banking and community meetings.
    Thank you Congresswoman @AOC. Pa’lante! ✊🏾 (link)" / Twitter

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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter: "What’s up Cleveland! Thank you for the warm welcome! 💪🏽💙

    Are you ready to lace up your shoes and start knocking doors for @ninaturner?

    I’ll be helping launch canvasses and community meet ups all across the city tomorrow.

    Join us locally or remotely: (link)" / Twitter

    noting
    Nina Turner on Twitter: "We have a huge Weekend of Action coming up with Congresswoman @AOC and we want you to join us! We’re going to lace up our shoes, knock on doors and inspire #OH11 voters 🙌🏾

    Tap the link and sign up tonight for our Euclid Canvass to help get out the vote! (link)" / Twitter


    About the other side,
    Hillary Clinton-endorsed Candidate Shontel Brown Faces Potential Ethics Probe
    In April, The Intercept reported that Brown, a Cuyahoga County Councilmember, had voted to award millions worth of contracts to companies connected to her romantic partner and campaign donors. Emails reviewed by The Daily Poster show that the Ohio state auditor's office reviewed the allegations in the article and recently referred the matter to the state ethics commission.

    In recent weeks, Brown's campaign and her efforts to paint Turner as a bad Democrat have benefited from high-profile endorsements from the Congressional Black Caucus PAC, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C.

    Brown has also seen strong support from corporate lobbyists and outside groups, most prominently DMFI PAC, a pro-Israel super PAC whose biggest donor is an oil and gas executive and an heir to a massive fossil fuel fortune.

    The corporate think tank Third Way, which recently endorsed legislation encouraging more states to cut federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits, entered the Cleveland race last week, dropping $250,000 on digital ads opposing Turner.

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    Brown has even received assistance from Donald Trump ally Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots.

    But Brown's corporate-bankrolled, scorched-earth campaign is also earning detractors. On Monday, Walter Stewart, a local city councilman in Cuyahoga County, posted a video saying he was rescinding his endorsement of Brown because of what he called "phony politics," "big business" and "tit-for-tat negative campaigning."

    Instead, said Stewart, "We need someone who is going to stick with the issues, and that person is Nina Turner."

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    Warrensville Heights Councilman Switches Endorsement from Shontel Brown to Nina Turner, Invites Other to Do the Same | Scene and Heard: Scene's News Blog

    The Meaning and History of First Names - Behind the Name - I couldn't find "Shontel", but it seems like an English phonetic spelling of "Chantal", a French name.


    Over in Buffalo NY, some city councilmembers are considering abolishing the position of mayor in response to India Walton's primary victory, even though they claim that it was a response to her predecessor Byron Brown's governance.

    Could Buffalo become a city without a mayor? | News 4 Buffalo

    "The Buffalo Common Council is studying a change in the city’s form of government which would abolish the office of mayor."

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpetrich View Post
    In OH-11, Nina Turner lost to Shontel Brown.
    Small victories, I guess. Last thing our country needs is another solider in Corporal Sandy's Socialist Squad.

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    Nina Turner on Twitter: "We knew this would be an uphill battle from the moment we started this campaign.

    While we didn’t cross the river, we inspired thousands to dream bigger and expect more.

    We couldn’t overcome the influence of dark money, but we left our mark on OH11 and this nation." / Twitter

    then
    Nina Turner on Twitter: "To every volunteer, supporter, + conscious-minded soul who donated their time, talent, or treasure to our campaign:

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    Whether you knocked doors or opened your purse, you are part of this movement.

    Blessed to be on this journey with you all." / Twitter


    The next thing is to figure out why NT lost. Although NT spent more in campaign money than SB, SB had some big outside PAC's on her side, PAC's like Democratic Majority for Israel, PAC's that were willing to spend big money on smears like how NT is against raising the minimum wage and against Medicare for All.

    Krystal Ball on Twitter: "Thank you @ninaturner for your fearlessness and your unrelenting commitment to truth telling. These are the qualities that make you powerful and there is no super pac that can change that." / Twitter

    Mike Figueredo on Twitter: "If you have a large podcast *cough* and you literally ACTIVELY discouraged your viewers from donating to Nina Turner (when you KNEW how monetarily disadvantaged she was): you get to own this loss too. The DNC thanks you.

    Disempowerment politics will be the death of the left." / Twitter

    Referring to certain alt-left people, the sort with a grudge against mainstream left-wing politicians like AOC.

    I like this:
    Paula Jean Swearengin on Twitter: "This is such a heartbreaking loss." / Twitter

    I think that she's being sarcastic:
    Emma Vigeland on Twitter: "That People’s Party must be thrilled that Nina Turner lost. What a victory to see that McCarthyite imperialist go down. One step closer to Medicare For All!" / Twitter

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    Kara Eastman ran for NE-02 in 2018 and 2020, without success.
    Kara Eastman on Twitter: "Hello somebody! Today we are excited to announce the candidates we are ENDORSING for our new PAC, We Have The People PAC! Each of these candidates is INCREDIBLE and is running in a critical, pivotal race. Without further ado, here they are:" / Twitter
    Then some tweets on the candidates:

    The PAC: We Have The People PAC
    • Nina Turner OH-11 (OH state senator, Bernie Sanders campaigner; she recently lost)
    • Kina Collins IL-07 (activist)
    • Chris Larson WI-SEN (WI state senator)
    • Marie Newman IL-03 (incumbent)
    • Lucas Kunce MO-SEN (activist?)

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    I'm not in Nina Turner's district, but her district, thanks to some creative gerrymandering surrounds almost all of my neighborhood, except the two roads to get out of it, and the streaming I did for the Olympics couldn't tell I wasn't in her district so I got to see it. The ad that was shown quite a bit simply quoted her lack of support of Biden and Clinton... and showed a video of her referring to Biden (and Trump) as a "bowl of shit".

    I wasn't happy with Clinton being the nominee. Wasn't happy with Biden. But sure the fuck knew Trump as President was a disastrous proposition, and it turned out worse than we even figured. And anyone that can't see a difference between Trump and Biden has no business in Congress. That isn't being a progressive, that is being petty.

    And as much as Nina Turner will want people to forget, she started with a pretty decent lead. She lost that lead as people learned who she was. One thing I did notice in her own ad was a lack of mentioning what party she represented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    I wasn't happy with Clinton being the nominee. Wasn't happy with Biden. But sure the fuck knew Trump as President was a disastrous proposition, and it turned out worse than we even figured. And anyone that can't see a difference between Trump and Biden has no business in Congress. That isn't being a progressive, that is being petty.
    Don't think she was saying they were equally bad. But that Biden and other 'moderate' democrats are just going to be business as usual, so more of the same shit. He doesn't seem to be putting any pressure on Joe Manchin, and has stated his desire to keep the filibuster, so yea, despite promises his term in office is heading that way.

    And as much as Nina Turner will want people to forget, she started with a pretty decent lead. She lost that lead as people learned who she was. One thing I did notice in her own ad was a lack of mentioning what party she represented.
    More like lost the lead when Clinton and other establishment democrats stared pouring money in for her opponent.

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    Shahid Buttar for Congress on Twitter: "Corporate Democrat Shontel Brown relied on GOP donors while claiming progressive visionary Nina Turner wasn’t a real Democrat.

    “[H]ow did they spend all that conservative loot? The same way they always spend it against progressives: lying and smearing...” — Howie Klein" / Twitter

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    Howie Klein on Twitter: "Lessons From The Nina Turner Race? (link)" / Twitter
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    Lessons From The Nina Turner Race?
    quoting NT: "I am going to work hard to ensure that something like this doesn’t happen to another progressive candidate again. We didn’t lose this race, evil money manipulated and maligned this election."

    Author Howie Klein: "The Israel lobby got another scalp of another Black progressive daring to challenge it."

    He then went into the history of AIPAC vs. black politicians who challenge Israel.
    In 2002, Earl Hilliard, the first Black person to have served Alabama in Congress since Reconstruction, was getting close to a decade of seniority. The year before, Hilliard voted against a bill funding increases in military support to Israel and opposing criminalization of Palestinians. He was defeated by a shameless, AIPAC-financed political hack and careerist, Artur Davis, a viciously homophobic Blue Dog who voted against Obamacare, switched to the GOP, then back to the Democratic Party again to run, unsuccessfully, for office again and then back to the GOP. Davis was followed by another obedient, conservative Democrat, New Dem Terri Sewell.

    In 1992, the same year Hilliard had been elected to Congress, Cynthia McKinney became the first-ever Black woman to represent Georgia in the House. In 2002, AIPAC got her too and replaced her with another pointless hack, Denise Majette, who was heavily supported by white Republicans in the black majority district. McKinney ran and won again two years later. In 2006 she was forced into a runoff with DeKalb County Commissioner Hank Johnson, who beat her and isn't a bad member the way Artur Davis and Terri Sewell have been. Still, Israel was rid of a very sharp thorn in its side.
    SB he describes as "another pointless-- and corrupt-- establishment hack" She won because "Brown's big spending allies having appealed to white Republicans to stop Nina in the open primary." I wouldn't be surprised if she -- or DMFI -- got some Republicans to vote for her.

    "Even before Nina was defeated, the establishment was gleeful."

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