Ohio Politician Nina Turner Switches Her Presidential Endorsement to Sanders from Clinton

Nina Turner, a top Ohio Democratic Party official and former state senator from Cleveland, has announced that she is now endorsing presidential hopeful, Bernie Sanders, Cleveland.com reports.

"I'm very attracted by his message and his style -- and that he has held pretty much strong on his beliefs and the world is catching up with him," Turner said, noting that his positions on voting rights and wage issues stood out to her.
"We are extremely, extremely humbled by the support of Sen. Nina Turner. She is nationally known as a voice for voting rights, for workers' rights and for marginalized people. The support of someone with that record of standing up for middle-income and working people is tremendously important,"  Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said.

On her previous enthusiasm for the Clinton campaign Turner said, "Yes, I was out there, 'ready' [for Clinton], because I wanted to make sure Democrats were ready," Turner said. "I thought it was important to show that Democrats were ready to go right back at it for 2015 and 2016. This has nothing to do with the secretary."

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