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Nina Turner on her support of Sanders for President

The Black Vote should be Earned not taken for Granted

Former State Sen. Nina Turner, a top Ohio Democrat with a national profile, made a stunning move Thursday, endorsing Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination after months of supportive nods toward Hillary Clinton. Turner said she appreciates his outspokenness on voting rights and wage issues.

Turner’s endorsement of Sanders in November surprised, and in some cases stung, her fellow Democrats. Former Ready for Hillary communications director Seth Bringman criticized Turner in November:

Turner is taking leave from her high-level Ohio Democratic Party post to campaign for Sanders.

Turner is criss-crossing the country as a surrogate for Sanders, who she introduced last month at a rally at her alma mater, Cleveland State.

Turner is talking to voters about having a choice in the primary — an attempt, in part, to close the gap with black voters leading up to Super Tuesday. The Sanders campaign hopes the story of her choice to endorse Sanders will encourage black voters to step out on faith.

Turner’s endorsement of Sanders in November surprised, and in some cases stung, her fellow Democrats. Former Ready for Hillary communications director Seth Bringman criticized Turner in November:

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