CLEVELAND — President Joe Biden endorsed Rep. Shontel Brown for Ohio's 11th Congressional District Friday. Brown is once again going up against her competitor Nina Turner, the same as last year, and is hoping for reelection in the Democratic May 3 primary.
OH-11 includes includes Cleveland, some east side suburbs of the city and the west side of Lakewood.
“Shontel Brown has been an ardent advocate for the people of Ohio and a true partner in Congress,” the president wrote in a statement. “We need leaders like Shontel to help continue the fight to respond to this pandemic, lower costs for working families, and rebuild the middle class."
Brown expressed her gratitude for Biden's endorsement on Twitter.
"From day one, I promised to work with the President and his administration to deliver for the people of Northeast Ohio and bring economic relief and quality health care to all Americans," she wrote.
Brown went up against Turner, a former senator, last year for the seat and claimed victory with 50.2% of votes. Brown then defeated Republican Laverne Gore in the November general election. Now, they're facing each other once again.