Teresa Tomlinson claims victory in Columbus mayoral race - WRBL

Teresa Tomlinson claims victory in Columbus mayoral race

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Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson gives a victory speech after grabbing 60% of the vote Tuesday night. Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson gives a victory speech after grabbing 60% of the vote Tuesday night.
Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson is claiming victory in her bid for reelection.

Just before 10p et, Tomlinson gave a victory speech from her campaign headquarters after poll results showed her with 60% of the vote. Her volunteers and supporters chanted, "Four More Years!" and held a dance party as the results rolled in.

Tomlinson says, "It's just amazing, and when you have people like that who want a better Columbus and want good government, it's easy to go through sort of the drudgery of the past five months. Some of it, you know, got a little ugly, but we kept it positive and kept it on the facts, and I think it paid off obviously, so we're very proud of the race that we ran."

After Tomlinson's speech, Colin Martin's campaign told WRBL News 3's David Hurst they were hoping ballots from early voters - which had not yet been been released - would give them the boost they need. A short time later, Martin gave a concession speech. He declined WRBL News 3's request for an interview.

**This is a developing story. Stay with WRBL.com and News 3 for updates.

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