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Former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner waits backstage to be introduced ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate rally at Winston-Salem State University on Thursday, February 27, 2020 in Winston-Salem, NC. (Photo by Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Latest Nina Turner Ad in Ohio Highlights Working-Class Need for Medicare for All

"Wealth should never dictate whether you are able to see a doctor or live a healthy life."

Jenna McGuire

Progressive champion and Ohio congressional candidate Nina Turner released a new campaign ad on Tuesday detailing her support for Medicare for All.

"Something that continues to haunt me to this day, is my mother dying at the young age of 42 years old," Turner says in the video. "No Insurance. No money in the bank. So when I fight for Medicare for all, I'm fighting for my mama who's not here and working class people."

Turner expressed that healthcare should be a right—not a privilege—for working-class Americans and that wealth should never determine one's ability to access healthcare.

"Part of fixing our broken healthcare system requires lawmakers to finally reign in the corrupting influence of the pharmaceutical companies and health insurance lobbyists who spend millions to keep the status quo," Turner said in a tweet below her campaign ad.

With the Democratic primary set for August 3, Turner is running for Ohio's 11th Congressional District in a special election to fill the House seat vacated by Marcia Fudge's appointment as U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary.

Turner was previously a Cleveland city councilwoman, an Ohio State Senator from 2008-2014, and national campaign co-chair for Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) 2020 presidential campaign.

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In polling earlier this month, conducted by an outside firm but paid for by the Turner campaign, the well-known progressive held a commanding three-to-one lead over her closest rival Shontel Brown, currently a Cuyahoga County Councilmember.


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