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Mayor Michael Coleman Endorses Joyce Beatty For Congress

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has endorsed former state rep. Joyce Beatty for Congress.   Beatty is one of  four  Democrats trying to win a new Franklin County district.   Coleman called Beatty a “visionary leader at every stage of her career." Beatty said in a statement that she is pleased and humbled by the endorsement. “Columbus has been able to thrive and prosper during the mayor’s tenure. I look forward to working with him to continue to help Columbus thrive," Beatty said. Beatty is expected to face State Rep Ted Celeste, Former Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy and Columbus City Council member Priscilla Tyson in the race for the Democratic nomination in the March 6th primary.   Whoever wins the primary will be favored to win the seat in the Democratic leaning district.