Another pivotal 2021 special election is around the corner. And the outcome is too close to call.
On Tuesday, August 3 voters in Ohio’s 11th Congressional District will pick the successor to Rep. Marcia Fudge, who became Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in March.
This is a primary in a solid blue district, so whoever wins on Tuesday is heading to Washington.
Although former state Senator Nina Turner led the race for months, buoyed by her status as a prominent surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Shontel Brown has now closed the gap, making this race a tossup.
Major endorsers have lined up on both sides, with Nina winning support from Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Shontel from Hillary Clinton and Rep. Jim Clyburn.
We’ve also added a new candidate to the slate: Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief, who is running in Florida’s 20th Congressional District to replace Rep. Alcee Hastings, who died in April. Barbara is a former nurse who now runs a home healthcare services company. She’s also served two terms as Broward County mayor, the first Black woman and Muslim in that position.
The primary for this solid-blue district is not until Nov. 2, but the field is already crowded. Barbara needs help early to stand out and run a competitive campaign. Chip in $5 to her too as you’re making your contributions in OH-11.
We may add more FL-20 candidates as we see more polling and endorsements. Keep an eye on the slate.