Shontel Brown, the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party chair and a county councilwoman, on Tuesday won the Democratic primary in the race for former Rep. Marcia Fudge's seat, after opponent Nina Turner conceded.
Brown will be the overwhelming favorite to win the Nov. 2 general election.
"I am eternally grateful," she told a group of supporters on Tuesday night. "I am completely overwhelmed by all of you that have showed up and showed out on my behalf. This was a collaborative partnership of the community."
She added: "This isn't an all-or-nothing thing. This is about making progress. Sometimes, it takes compromise."