Former Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (D) is the strong frontrunner in Ohio's 3rd district, according to a survey released by her campaign today.
The poll done for Kilroy showed her leading the Democratic field with 48 percent almost two months before the March 6 primary.
State Rep. Ted Celeste got 17 percent and former state House Minority Leader Joyce Beatty received 14 percent in the survey.
Republicans completely redrew the 3rd district in redistricting earlier this year to make it a safe Democratic seat based in urban Columbus. No current Members live in the district, and Democrats are expected to win the new seat easily.
Benenson Strategy Group conducted the survey of 400 likely Democratic primary voters Jan. 9-11. The margin of error was 4.9 points.
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.