Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted, swept into office in the 2010 wave, has become one of the GOP's rising stars thanks to his aggressive attacks on the right to vote. In just four years, he's managed to cut early voting hours favored by black voters, launch an error-prone purge of the state voter rolls, and fire Democratic elections officials who disagreed with him.
Husted is a partisan hack using his office to try to tip the scales in his party's favor. We can't allow that—especially in swing states like Ohio.
That's why Daily Kos is endorsing Nina Turner for Ohio secretary of state.
This is our first endorsement in a secretary of state race. Ohio is an important state and Turner has made voting rights the centerpiece of her campaign:
As an added bonus, electing Turner would also break one major glass ceiling, becoming the first black Democrat elected to statewide office in Ohio.