CLEVELAND (WJW) – New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Participated Cleveland on Saturday drumming support and energizing former State Senator supporters Nina Turner’bid to represent Ohio’s 11th Congressional District.
“This is not about Nina vs any opponent; Ocasio-Cortez said at a midday event.
“This is a dark blue chair. It’s a dark blue chair. Counties like Ohio’s 11th district should lead the nation on issues. Those are opportunities, those are very rare opportunities, very rare counties like this can seize and foresight.”
The canvas launch includes four events in both Cleveland and Cleveland Heights to help rally volunteers over the past week and a half through primary.
“Canvasses is where the battle is won. Right here is where the work happens and I love being where the work happens. Where we really get to knock on doors and chat with neighbors and build real community. There is no substitute for that,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
Turner is running a progressive campaign in support of policies like Medicare for all, the Green New Deal, student debt cancellation, and the $15-per-hour minimum wage.
“If there is anywhere you can afford to ask someone to be bold. If there is any area where you can afford to have someone who will not only speak a certain truth to take power but also stand up and help create a vision that delivers. If there’s any county that can do that in the state of Ohio, it’s Ohio’s 11th district.”
The campaign of Tuner’s opponent Shontel Brown, Cuyahoga County Council, released a statement in response to Ocasio-Cortez’s visit saying:
“The contrast in this race could not be clearer. Shontel Brown was the only candidate from day one who could work with the Biden administration and the vast majority of our companies to deliver high-paying jobs, affordable healthcare. and affordable prescription drugs to northeastern Ohio.
She also passed through Cleveland on Saturday but on the west side of the city, tweeting that her team is “fully equipped” and will be hosting a cooking community event in Cleveland Heights tomorrow afternoon.
Early voting started two weeks ago for partisan primaries will be held on August 3.
Crowded race has 15 candidates trying to be sent to capitol hill consisted of 2 Republicans and 13 Democrats.
Partisan contests, at least democratically, are likely to determine the winner of a general election in a far-left district.
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