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Candidates Like Nina Turner Have No One to Blame But Themselves

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Right on the heels of her second loss to Shontel Brown – this time down by more than 30 points – Nina Turner reverted to her familiar playbook: casting wild accusations of blame while refusing to take accountability for her own electoral shortfall. In reality, voters made a choice for the candidate that better represented their values. But instead of owning that voters disagreed with her politics and policy positions, Turner blamed “evil money,” “special interests” and accused her opponents of “anti-Blackness,” even as they avidly supported her Black opponent, Rep. Shontel Brown.

This OH-11 Democratic primary rematch marked Turner’s third statewide defeat since 2014, when she lost the secretary of state race by more than 20 points. On paper, this month’s primary should have been more favorable to Nina Turner than last year’s OH-11 special election. After redistricting, the newly redrawn Ohio 11th congressional district dropped parts of Summit County and added new sections of Cuyahoga County, such as Lakewood and Hillcrest, both of which were considered more........

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