AOC vs. Hillary: Ohio race a proxy fight for progressives, Dem establishment

The raging proxy fight in the Buckeye state’s solidly Democratic 11th District pits Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her squad against Clinton and establishment Democrats over who will replace longtime Rep. Marcia Fudge, who retired this year to become Secretary for Housing and Urban Development.

On the progressives’ left is Nina Turner, a former state senator and former co-chair of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign.

Turner has declared the criminal justice system to be “inherently unjust to black and brown people.” She supports New York-style bail reform and “accountability” for law enforcement.

“Defund the police is about reimagining what policing looks like in America,” she told The Hill last year, while also criticizing Biden for wanting to increase police budgets.