Our Revolution's Nina Turner returns to Tampa Bay-area next month - Florida Politics

Our Revolution’s Nina Turner returns to Tampa Bay-area next month

Former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner, leader of Our Revolution — the political group founded by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders — will be returning to the Tampa Bay-area next month for appearances in St. Petersburg and Tampa.

Turner will be in town Saturday, Nov. 4, to speak at the Unitarian Universalist Church (100 Mirror Lake Dr. N) in St. Petersburg at noon. She follows that up with an engagement at Bounce’s Boy in Tampa at 2 p.m. (5008 E. 10th Ave.).

Turner served as a top surrogate for Sanders’ 2016 presidential run; in June it was announced she would become president of Our Revolution, launched by Sanders to elect progressive candidates. She succeeded Jeff Weaver, Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign manager and a longtime strategist, who is currently serving on the party’s unity commission to reform its primaries.

Our Revolution is backing 62 different candidates running for local and state office on Nov. 7. None are in Florida.

This will be Turner’s second time appearing in the Tampa Bay-area this year. In February, she spoke at the United Methodist Church Allendale in St. Pete.

For more information on Turner’s local appearances, check out this Facebook page.

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Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served five years as political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. Mitch also was assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley and is a San Francisco native who has lived in Tampa for 15 years. Mitch can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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