Ohio Senator Makes 2014 Bid For Elections Chief


UPDATED: Monday July 1, 2013 3:21 PM

A fiery state senator from Cleveland has launched a campaign to unseat Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted next year.

Democrat Nina Turner announced her decision Monday at an event in Cleveland.

Joined by community and elected officials, Turner said she wants to assure all votes are counted. State Rep. Nickie Antonio, a Lakewood Democrat, said Turner would "make Ohio the shining example of fair elections and voting rights."

Turner has been a state senator since 2008 and is known for the passionate style of her floor speeches. Before that, she was the first black woman to represent Ward 1 on the Cleveland City Council.

She faces an uphill battle against Husted, a well-funded Republican who's previously served as a state senator and Speaker of the Ohio House.

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