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Ohio Rep. Joyce Beatty said boating transcends party affiliation

Ohio Rep. Joyce Beatty said boating transcends party affiliation

Members of the boating and fishing industry hit plenty of serious notes while at the American Boating Congress last week, but one speaker kept it light and focused on the unifying nature of both recreations.

“Boating is not about race, or gender, or background; it’s about the length of your boat,” quipped Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, drawing laughs from the 250 attendees as she shared experiences on her family’s 70-foot Viking.

Check out this video of the congresswoman as she makes a few self-deprecating jokes detailing her journey into boating, and through the locks in Niagara Falls.

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