Jul 30, 2021 • 1HR 3M

Nina Turner Takes on the Establishment in Run for Congress

We talk with friend-of-show Nina Turner's campaign surrogate Jennifer R. Farmer, who discusses Nina's progressive policies and outlook on Tuesday's race

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Matt Taibbi
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Even just days before the election in Ohio’s 11th district, Nina Turner is pulling voters to her side. Just this week, an influential city councilman announced he switched his support from opponent Shontel Brown to Turner because on one side he saw angry attack ads, while on the other he saw policy.

And this race is centered on policy: Brown, backed by corporate dems like Hillary Clinton and Right Wing “pro-Israel” PACs, represents the moderate side of democrats, while Turner, supported by Bernie Sanders and AOC, is part of the progressive swing led by the Squad.

Jennifer R. Farmer, a social publicist and campaign surrogate for Turner, joins the Useful Idiots to share what Nina believes in:

This is Medicare for all and “ensuring that a health event does not derail a person’s future.” This is affordable college and equal pay for equal work. This is creating “a future that we’re leaving behind for future generations that ensures climate justice.”

And on Tuesday, we have an election. Will Nina Turner use her #UsefulIdiotsBump to become the next member of the Squad? Or does the national Democratic Party still have power to reach voters? Watch along with us.

Plus, we watch Biden yell at reporters, Republicans pretend America isn’t racist, and Brian Stelter lose his pants.

It’s all this, and more, on this week’s episode of Useful Idiots. Check it out.