Morgan Harper, Ohio, U.S. Senate
challenging Tim Ryan for Ohio U.S. Senate
MY STORY IS OHIO’S STORY.
If we want to deliver real change for our community, we have to turn up. It’s that simple. That’s what happened when Central Ohio turned up for me as a newborn with an uncertain future. It’s also what happened when we needed to get our community vaccinated. Now, we need to turn up for political power.
Morgan Harper, who ran in the Democratic primary for Ohio’s 3rd congressional district U.S. House seat and lost in 2020, is running again, this time for Senate. She’s challenging Rep. (and former Democratic presidential candidate) Tim Ryan (D) for the state’s open Senate seat.
Harper made waves in 2019 after Justice Democrats endorsed her primary challenge against incumbent Rep. Joyce Beatty. A former advisor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the government watchdog organization, Harper is running on a progressive platform of civil rights and economic justice. In the months following her loss, she focused on supporting grassroots organizing efforts.
Sticking with her commitments from her first campaign, Harper has pledged not to accept any corporate funding for her candidacy and cites her career as a “signal for people that I am not afraid to stand up to powerful corporate interests.”