“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.
Morgan joined us to discuss her platform and goals as she embarks on the new challenge of U.S. Senate.
Congress has changed the size of the Court on seven separate occasions. An expanded court would allow President Biden to appoint additional justices who will protect our constitutional rights.
Morgan Harper, a Columbus native and Democrat running for the U.S. Senate, was one of the speakers, and she said advocating for a woman’s right to choose has always been at the forefront for her.
Morgan Harper from Columbus, Ohio enters Ohio Senate Race. Harper explains to Jonathan Capehart why she is running on a message of economic justice.
I’m running for the U.S. Senate as an unapologetically pro-choice candidate — and I’m the only candidate among the major Democratic and Republican candidates in this race who has always stood firm in my support for a woman’s right to make her own decision about her body and health care.