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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.