The odd match-up between Josh Mandel, a former GOP state treasurer, and Democrat Morgan Harper, a former consumer protection lawyer, is being held Thursday at North Columbus Baptist Church.
A Democratic candidate to become one of Ohio’s senators visited the United Steelworkers Union Hall in St. Marys on Sunday afternoon to talk about her candidacy.
Ohio State student protesters marched across campus to Scott Dining Hall, where they heard from more student workers, as well as Morgan Harper, a lawyer who is running as an Ohio Democrat for the U.S. Senate.
Columbus-area attorney and community organizer Morgan Harper was in northwest Ohio on Saturday to speak with voters and small businesses about their concerns.
FOX 8 Anchor Joe Toohey recently sat down with Morgan Harper to talk about her run in the Democratic Race for U.S. Senate.
“I just really believe in the power of grassroots and community just stepping up, but then through the Senate campaign, we’re trying to get to other parts of the state,” she said. Morgan said she knew about the Thanksgiving meal operation at the church and wanted to come down, volunteer and show her support.
Earlier in the day, Harper, a Democrat, told Spectrum News, “The results in Virginia show that we can’t keep playing the same old game here, the old playbook is not working.” Harper is a progressive attorney who is running as a fresh face for Ohio Democrats.
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.”
“Morgan Harper for Ohio” announced early on that it would reject all donations from corporate political action committees, or PACs. In a race that has already seen $10 million-plus in spending from the candidates, it seems like a risky position to take, but Harper disagrees. She says it’s possible.
A Columbus native, Harper’s empathy for those struggling to survive amid economic precarity comes from an intensely personal place. She spent the first nine months of her life in a foster home before being adopted and raised by a public school teacher and immigrant from Trinidad.