Nina Turner is the target of negative advertising coming from a pro-Israeli PAC backing Shontel Brown.

Nina Turner starts another “grassroot” campaign for Congress with out of town handlers who don’t know 11th Congressional District voters

CLEVELAND, OH – Round II of Nina Turner’s first campaign loss as a Democrat to “no name” Shontel Brown has begun.  Her Nashville, Tennessee campaign manager, Kara Turrentine, is sending out email that includes a telephone number with the “615” area code.  Campaign offices are in ultra-liberal Cleveland Heights and Lakewood.  Turrentine can’t tell any 11th Congressional District resident who calls her how to travel through the county to reach them.  So much for “good thinking.”

Nashville, Tennessee business owner Tara Turrentine.

During the 2021 Democratic Party primary campaign to replace United States Housing & Urban Development Secretary Marcia Louise Fudge in Congress, residents of the 11th Congressional District were entertained by the “momma wars” and “rapping” from the well-financed Turner and Brown’s campaigns.  The Brown camp produced a commercial showing her being endorsed by Fudge’s mother.  They followed with an endorsement from Brown’s mother.

Turner responded with a spot describing her mother as deceased.  Unless Brown’s parents have divorced since I met them in 2013, neither of the two Democratic candidates carried endorsements from their fathers; or in Turner’s case from her husband and father.  The 11th Congressional District’s hip hopping congresswoman rapped her way through the debates.  Thanks to Brown line dancing instead of political speeches was the feature of the annual parade at Luke Easter Park.

Turrentine is identified on NashvilleBusiness.Net as one of the southern city’s 100 leading women for 2018.  She describes herself as follows:

As the face of the award winning agency, Turrency Political, Kara B. Turrentine serves as Chief Political Strategist to current and future public figures. Kara has 11 years of national corporate marketing experience and is an expert in creating exceptional moments of connection and relativity with audiences. By executing winning strategies and curating customized experiences and messages that move people to action, Kara’s firm helps clients cast their visions to build real movements within the community. In the 2016 cycle, Kara ran a field office in Michigan for the Hillary Clinton for America campaign where her team exceeded President Obama’s 2012 turnout. She has been published in the national online magazine, Campaigns and Elections, speaks at various political conferences and mentors aspiring consultants. Her firm, Turrency Political, recently won Best Campaign Logo and Branding at the coveted Reed Awards in 2018. Kara is a native of Nashville, TN and her firm supports clients across the country.

Turrentine is from Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District.  Jim Cooper is the Democrat who represents the city of Nashville that’s been split up by Republicans between three congressional districts.  These geniuses are gerrymandering in a way Ohio just abandoned.  Big cities like Cleveland can’t be split up between more than one district.  The 11th Congressional District now includes all of Cleveland and none of Akron.

Turner’s selection of Turrentine as her campaign manager could be one of the reasons she’s using the same tired and losing message that United States Bernard “Gitman” Sanders used during his failed presidential campaign.  Medicare for all.  $15 minimum wage.  Pro-union.  Turner’s mimicking her Russian American mentor … again.

Turner’s selection of a campaign consultant who doesn’t know the 11th Congressional District follows her pattern of using out-of-town carpet baggers in her last campaign.  It’s as genius as Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb violating Internal Revenue Service laws by hiring an alien from Australia as his deputy campaign manager.

IRS disclosure records are not in his “never filed” 2021 post general election campaign finance reports.  So much for the intellectual depth and obedience to laws of the Progressives.  The real reason Turner has to hire out-of-towners could be no one from the 11th Congressional District wants to be associated with her Progressive, Socialist and Communist leanings.

Eric Jonathan Brewer

Cleveland's most influential journalist and East Cleveland's most successful mayor is an East Saint Louis, Illinois native whose father led the city's petition drive in 1969 to elect the first black mayor in 1971. Eric is an old-school investigative reporter whose 40-year body of editorial work has been demonstrably effective. No local journalist is feared or respected more.

Trained in newspaper publishing by the legendary Call & Post Publisher William Otis Walker in 1978 when it was the nation's 5th largest Black-owned publication, Eric has published and edited 13 local, regional and statewide publications across Ohio. Adding to his publishing and reporting resume is Eric's career in government. Eric served as the city's highest paid part-time Special Assistant to ex-Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White. He served as Chief of Staff to ex-East Cleveland Mayor Emmanuel Onunwor; and Chief of Communications to the late George James in his capacity as the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's first Black executive director. Eric was appointed to serve as a member of the state's Financial Planning & Supervision Commission to guide the East Cleveland school district out of fiscal emergency and $20 million deficit. Former U.S. HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson told Eric in his D.C. office he was the only mayor in the nation simultaneously-managing a municipal block grant program. Eric wrote the city's $2.2 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant application. A HUD Inspector General audit of his management of the block grant program resulted in "zero" audit findings.

As a newspaper publisher, Eric has used his insider's detailed knowledge of government and his publications to lead the FBI and state prosecutors to investigations that resulted in criminal prosecutions of well-known elected officials in Ohio; and have helped realign Cleveland's political landscape with the defeat of candidates and issues he's exposed. Eric's stories led to the indictments of the late Governor George Voinovich's brother, Paul Voinovich of the V Group, and four associates. He asked the FBI to investigate the mayor he'd served as chief of staff for public corruption; and testified in three federal trials for the prosecution. He forced former Cuyahoga County Coroner Dr. Elizabeth Balraj to admit her investigations of police killings were fraudulent; and to issue notices to local police that her investigators would control police killing investigations. Eric's current work has resulted in Cuyahoga County Judge John Russo accepting the criminal complaint he guided an activist to file against 24 civil rights-violating police officers in the city he once led for operating without valid peace officer credentials. USA Today reporters picked up on Eric's police credentials reporting from his social media page and made it national.

Eric is the author of of his first book, "Fight Police License Plate Spying," which examines the FBI and local police misuse of the National Crime Information Center criminal records history database. An accomplished trumpet player and singer whose friendship with Duke Fakir of the Four Tops resulted in his singing the show's closing song, "Can't Help Myself": Curtis Sliwa of New York's Guardian Angels counts Eric among his founding chapter leaders from the early 1980's role as an Ohio organizer of over 300 volunteer crime fighters in Cleveland, Columbus and Youngstown, Ohio. For his work as a young man Eric was recognized by Cleveland's Urban League as it's 1983 Young Man of the Year.

Known in Cleveland for his encyclopedic knowledge of government and history, and intimately-connected with the region's players, every local major media outlet in Cleveland has picked up on one of Eric's stories since 1979. There is no mainstream newspaper, television or radio outlet in Cleveland that does not include an interview with Eric Jonathan Brewer in its archives over the past 40 years.

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