Friday, December 30, 2011
Congresswoman Fudge Responds To News that Turner Won't Enter Primary
The Campaign for Rep. Marcia L. Fudge released the following statement this afternoon:
I have great respect for State Senator Nina Turner and I wish her well in her future endeavors. It is my intention to maintain the trust and confidence of the people of the 11th Congressional District and provide the representation they deserve. It is my honor and privilege to serve them. I look forward to the opportunity to continue to be their voice in Congress.
Three candidates have filed to run against Fudge in March 6 Democratic primary. Well-known political activist and former Cleveland School board member Gerald C. Henley filed yesterday; his petitions have been ruled valid. Marie Jefferson and Isaac Powell filed petitions by today’s 4PM deadline. The validity of their petitions will likely be determined next week by the county Board of Elections.
The winner of the Democratic primary will be the presumptive winner in November’s election unless an independent candidate files to run by March 5. No Republican filed by today’s deadline.