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ANALYSIS: Nina Turner’s Big Loss In Ohio Proves What We’ve Been Saying For A Long Time

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Dylan Housman Healthcare Reporter
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Progressives suffered yet another embarrassing setback Tuesday, when a former top adviser to Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders lost a primary battle for an Ohio Congressional seat to a member of the establishment. It turns out leftists just aren’t that popular.

It’s a tale as old as time by now: Nina Turner, the pro-green new deal, Medicare-for-All, “reimagine” police and pro-$15 minimum wage progressive garnered all the Twitter attention and grassroots donations from the Sanders-aligned democratic socialist movement on the left. Her opponent, Cuyahoga County Councilmember Shontel Brown, went the traditional route, securing establishment endorsements and raising money from traditional players.