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Columbus Leaders Announce Endorsements for Mayor Pete

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Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin and City Auditor Megan Kilgore announced their support of Pete Buttigieg for President.

“America deserves new leadership, and Mayor Pete has the pragmatic progressivism that will help us take back the White House,” said Hardin.

“I often think about what I will tell my grandkids about this era. I will be proud to say I supported the first Black president. I will be proud to say I supported the first woman nominee,” he said. “And I will be proud to say I supported our first LGBTQ president who brought the country back together to decisively end this disastrous Trump administration and restore decency to the White House.”

“I believe in intentional leadership, and Mayor Pete has consistently demonstrated the type of leadership that our nation needs — especially when it requires tough decisions,” said Kilgore. “His intelligence, understanding of the complexities of our ever-evolving world, and sensible demeanor are characteristics that are necessary for a president to possess.”

Many Democratic leaders across the state have announced their endorsement for Buttigieg in recent weeks, including Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and Franklin County Recorder Danny O’Connor.

Early elections in Iowa and New Hampshire have seen Buttigieg neck-and-neck with Senator Bernie Sanders, with Senator Amy Klobuchar not too far behind in the race for the Democratic nomination.

Ohioans will vote in their own primary on Tuesday, March 17.

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