(Cleveland) - Ohio Senator Nina Turner is running for Ohio Secretary of State.

The Cleveland Democrat made the announcement official Monday morning, ending weeks of speculation. In fact, the announcement came as no surprise to political followers.

For quite some time, there’s been a website called “Run Nina Run”.

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At the news conference, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said, "She is a fighter for all the people of Ohio!" State Representative Nickie Antonio echoed the sentiment, saying, "I believe Nina Turner is going to make Ohio the shining example of voting rights."

Turner represents District 25, which includes Beachwood and Shaker Heights.

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge joined Turner on stage saying. "It is time for a change."

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