State Sen. Nina Turner (D-Ohio) said she’s “seriously considering” challenging Rep. Marcia Fudge (D) in the redrawn 11th district.
Turner said in a phone interview she has filed the paperwork to set up an exploratory committee so she can “collect the requisite data” to make a decision about the race.
The new 11th stretches south from downtown Cleveland to Akron in Summit County. It’s the only majority-minority district in the Buckeye State and leans heavily Democratic. It’s a great deal of new territory for Fudge, and some Democrats believe the two-term lawmaker is vulnerable in a primary under the new lines.
In a statement, Fudge said she’s “ready to run on my record against anyone.”
“I’m working hard for the people of my district and I stand ready to continue to do so,” Fudge said.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.