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.


Starsifter said...

How will one candidate stack up against another. Check out:

Richard said...

Starsifter: welcome to the fray! And thanks for bringing such a useful link.

Representative Fudge pretty much has a walkover at this point.

I will be writing about this within the next week.

Anonymous said...

You should make it clear that that map is just all the names people have speculated might run, not who has actually filed. For instance, it lists Sutton in 7 and 16. She has filed in 16 and has never to my knowledge looked at 7. The list for 3 (Columbus) just seems like a compendium of some pundit's idea of who might be a viable candidate. And to keep things up to date, Austria has dropped out in District 10.

Does anyone have any idea who Marie Jefferson is? Powell & Henley definitely cannot make the case they'd be more effective than Marcia Fudge. It seems every time turn around, Powell s running for something, yet I have no clue what he stands for.

Watching the House said...

Actual commentary on the candidates: Interview with Gerald C. Henley. Also, you can find information on all Congress seats at my site Watching the House