Third Way Statement on the Victory of Shontel Brown in the OH-11 Primary
WASHINGTON — Third Way Executive Vice President Matt Bennett issued the following statement on the victory of Shontel Brown in the Democratic House primary in Ohio’s 11th District:
“Once again, the pundits and the Twitterverse got it wrong, and Democratic voters picked the moderate, Shontel Brown, over the candidate ordained by the far left.
“Ever since Secretary Fudge resigned her seat, the conventional wisdom has held that the Democratic nomination in this special election would go to the loudest and most radical of the candidates. But as we’ve seen in so many recent primaries, Democratic voters in OH-11 had other ideas. They have chosen Shontel Brown, a committed Biden Democrat, to represent them in Washington. We congratulate her on her impressive victory.
“After moderates prevailing in primaries and delivering Nancy Pelosi the gavel in 2018, Joe Biden’s trouncing of Bernie Sanders in 2020, and the victories of Melanie Stansbury (NM-01), Troy Carter (LA-02), Eric Adams (NYC mayor), Terry McAuliffe (VA governor), and now Shontel Brown, it’s time that the political classes got the message: Democratic voters want bold, principled, pragmatic leaders who can beat Trump Republicans and work with the Biden team to deliver big things for America.
“We are proud to have played a small part in this victory for such a dynamic leader, and we look forward to working with Ms. Brown when she gets to Congress in November.”