Ohio State VP to run for new Dem seat in Ohio

Former Ohio state House Minority Leader Joyce Beatty (D) will run for the U.S. House in Ohio's newly drawn 3rd congressional district.

Beatty, a vice president of Ohio State University, launched her campaign with a radio ad that starting airing on Ohio on Friday.

"It’s now clear this can be an historic election," Beatty says in the ad. "As a leader in the state house, I delivered on health care and education. I worked tirelessly with labor leaders and small business owners to protect Ohio jobs."

Beatty will compete in a new Columbus-based district where Democrats are heavily favored to win. Former Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (D-Ohio), who was defeated in 2010 by Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), has already announced a comeback bid in the district.

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