Shontel Brown wins Democratic primary in Ohio's 11th district
Shontel Brown, the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party chair and a county councilwoman, on Tuesday won the Democratic primary in the race for former Rep. Marcia Fudge's seat, after opponent Nina Turner conceded.
Why it matters: Brown could become the third consecutive Black woman to represent the 11th District.
- Fudge is now the Housing and Urban Development secretary.
Details: Brown was endorsed by Hillary Clinton and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.).
Our thought bubble, via Axios' Alexi McCammond: Clyburn's got his finger on the pulse of Democratic Party politics in a way that the progressive wing really doesn't want to acknowledge.
- He helped Biden get elected and is doing the same before 2022 midterms take place this fall.
Worth noting: The runner-up for the race, Turner, was backed by more progressive figures, including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Cori Bush (D-Mo.).
- In some ways, Brown and Turner reflect the 2016-era divisions within the Democratic party.