Democrat Shontel Brown Wins Ohio’s 11th Congressional District: Projections

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Democratic campaigner  Shontel Brown waves to voters astatine  the Bedford Community Center successful  Bedford Heights, Ohio, connected  Nov. 2, 2021. (Tony Dejak/AP Photo)

Democratic campaigner Shontel Brown waves to voters astatine the Bedford Community Center successful Bedford Heights, Ohio, connected Nov. 2, 2021. (Tony Dejak/AP Photo)

Shontel Brown won a spot successful Congress, according to projections from a peculiar predetermination successful Ohio.

Former ember enforcement Mike Carey, a Republican, appeared connected track to triumph a contention to capable the vacancy created erstwhile erstwhile Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) retired from representing Ohio’s 15th Congressional District. Brown, the chair of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, was projected by contention trackers to triumph the contention for a spot near vacant erstwhile erstwhile Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) joined President Joe Biden’s administration.

Fudge is the caput of lodging and municipality development.

Brown, besides a Cuyahoga County Council member, was projected to triumph the contention to correspond Ohio’s 11th Congressional District.

Brown trumped Republican campaigner Laverne Gore, according to the projections. She previously beat erstwhile authorities Sen. Nina Turner successful the Democratic superior race.

Both Carey and Brown volition clasp their seats for astir 13 months unless they triumph reelection successful the 2022 midterms. The abstracted wins mean Democrats won’t spot their slim bulk successful the House of Representatives weakened.

Brown reacted to the evident triumph connected Twitter, posting a photograph that says, “Thank you, OH-11!”

Epoch Times Photo Laverne Gore, Republican campaigner for the Ohio 11th District U.S. legislature seat, smiles during a run halt astatine a Summit County Republican Party get-together successful Stow, Ohio, connected Oct. 27, 2021. (Phil Long/AP Photo)

Gore conceded precocious Tuesday, thanking supporters.

“We person problems successful #OH11 & I volition not beryllium the person to bring solutions arsenic your Congresswoman,” she wrote connected societal media.

Brown received enactment from Biden and Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), the third-ranking Democrat successful the House.

Brown ran connected raising wages, helping bring much jobs to the district, and bolstering the nationalist acquisition system.

She besides promised to effort to combat shootings, with plans including requiring cosmopolitan inheritance checks for each weapon income and banning income to anyone convicted of a hatred transgression oregon home violence.

Zachary Stieber

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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including authorities and tribunal cases. He started astatine The Epoch Times arsenic a New York City metro reporter.

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