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New Congressional Map Draws New Candidates

The new congressional map has prompted additional candidates to jump into Central Ohio races for Congress. Six Democrats now plan to run for the new Franklin county district.  Former mayor’s writing- in candidate Jeff Brown and Darius Mitchell join former State Rep. Joyce Beatty,  State Rep. Ted Celeste, Former Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy and  Columbus City Council member Priscilla Tyson. Also Congressman Steve Stivers.. Has two primary opponents   Ralph Applegate and Charles Chope  - both of Columbus have filed papers to run. Congressional candidates had to file papers again after Ohio lawmaker made slight adjustments to the first congressional map approved in the fall.