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.”
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.