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Published: Tuesday, 11/6/2007

Democrat Coleman wins re-election as Columbus mayor

ASSOCIATED PRESS

COLUMBUS Democrat Michael Coleman overcame attacks that he was soft on crime and ineffective on economic development to easily defeat his Republican challenger Tuesday and win a third term as mayor of the nation s 15th largest city.

In early returns, Coleman was ahead 71 percent to Bill Todd s 29 percent.

Todd, 54, a longtime party insider little known to the public, frequently represents GOP interests in election disputes.

Coleman, 52, had only minor-party opposition in 2003, when he swept to a second term.

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