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Q&A: Morgan Harper on Columbus Stand Up! and Transitioning from Politics to Activism

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Q&A: Morgan Harper on Columbus Stand Up! and Transitioning from Politics to Activism

When Morgan Harper first started her campaign for Ohio’s third congressional district against incumbent Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, she consistently called it a grassroots effort to bring in new leadership that could impact the lives of working people. When that campaign came to an end earlier this year, Columbus was already in the throes of a […]

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Fact-checking the Third District Congressional Candidates

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Fact-checking the Third District Congressional Candidates

One could argue the race between Third District congressional candidate Morgan Harper and incumbent Joyce Beatty is one of the most contentious ahead of the March 17 primary election. And in the two times they have debated in person, both have made numerous claims about the other. What follows is a breakdown of the most […]

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First OH-3 Candidate Forum Contentious, Tense

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman First OH-3 Candidate Forum Contentious, Tense

On Sunday, Feb. 2, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty and challenger Morgan Harper met in the first candidate forum for Ohio’s Third Congressional District. The debate, which took place at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 59 E. Mound St., was a contentious one, with candidates facing off on policy, experience and the Democratic Party. The afternoon […]

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Morgan Harper, Joyce Beatty to Debate in First OH-3 Candidate Forum

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Morgan Harper, Joyce Beatty to Debate in First OH-3 Candidate Forum

Democratic incumbent Joyce Beatty will face challenger Morgan Harper in the first debate leading up to the March 17 primary elections. This will be the first public forum meeting to discuss their platforms for the two candidates vying for Ohio’s Third Congressional District seat. The candidate forum debate will be held at St. John’s United […]

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Edith Espinal Denied for Stay of Removal

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Edith Espinal Denied for Stay of Removal

Editors note: This article and its headline has been updated to include ICE’s decision to deny Espinal’s application for Stay of Removal on Thursday, Aug. 29. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has denied Edith Espinal’s application for a Stay of Removal. The application would have halted Espinal’s deportation order, allowing her to go home while she […]

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Morgan Harper Wants Faster Paced Progressive Action in District 3

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Morgan Harper Wants Faster Paced Progressive Action in District 3

There’s a new Democratic challenger in Ohio’s District 3, and she’s looking to bring a faster pace and more progressive policies to the seat now held by US Rep. Joyce Beatty. In a recent interview with Columbus Underground, Morgan Harper detailed her policy platform, her campaign strategies, and her intent to plot a new course […]

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Former Richard Cordray Adviser to Challenge Joyce Beatty in 2020

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Former Richard Cordray Adviser to Challenge Joyce Beatty in 2020

Rep. Joyce Beatty, who’s represented Ohio’s third congressional district since 2013, faces a challenger in the upcoming 2020 election. Morgan Harper, a 36-year-old former adviser of Richard Cordray, says she’ll run a grassroots campaign against the incumbent, prioritizing racial justice, affordable housing, and climate change. Harper, a Columbus native, was raised by an immigrant and […]

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