Jennifer Brunner Gives Lee Fisher The Cold Shoulder, Campaigns in North Carolina
From David Catanese in The Politico:
Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, who lost last month’s Democratic Senate primary to Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, crossed state lines Thursday to endorse another Democratic woman running for Senate in the face of a skeptical Washington establishment.
Brunner hasn’t yet signaled her support for Fisher in the general election, but she is backing North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, who’s competing in a June 22 runoff against Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee-favored candidate Cal Cunningham, a former state senator.
“Like me, she was told to stay out of her state’s U.S. Senate race,” Brunner wrote in a fundraising e-mail for Marshall. “Like me, she didn’t look back.”
Reviving some of the themes of her own campaign, Brunner said Marshall’s “a fighter and doesn’t back down,” adding that she’s “not afraid to stand up for issues specific to moving women ahead.”
During the primary, when Brunner was asked how much she would support Lee Fisher, she answered by forming a zero with her hand. Apparently, she wasn’t kidding.
I wonder if Brunner tried to sell Marshall an ugly gray school bus?