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HORRIBLE IDEA: Ed FitzGerald Considers Gubernatorial Run

Ed FitzGerald may sell himself to the public as a squeaky clean public servant; however, the reality couldn’t be further from the truth.

Patch recently published an article chronicling Cuyahoga County Ed FitzGerald’s ruminations regarding a 2014 gubernatorial campaign, but left out some important details about his past.

FitzGerald comes from the Cuyahoga County Democrat machine. You may have heard of these folks before; white collar criminals and corrupt political hacks like Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo, both of whom have been sentenced to years in prison. FitzGerald may sell himself to the public as a squeaky clean public servant; however, the reality couldn’t be further from the truth.

FitzGerald has long been entrenched as a supporter of that crooked machine. His career stems all the way back to when he worked for a couple of Democratic congressmen.

FitzGerald’s blind ambition seems boundless. As soon as he took office as Cuyahoga County Executive in 2010, he immediately began angling for higher office.

Governor John Kasich is turning Ohio around. He stopped Ohio’s job loss that started under Ted Strickland. Under Kasich, Ohio leads the Midwest in job creation. Governor Kasich also eliminated an $8 billion budget shortfall, all without raising taxes.

Ohio works, so why would voters reject it by turning to Ed FitzGerald?

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AMA January 29, 2013 at 01:53 PM
I agree! It's all about the bottom line: MONEY They don't care about tainted wells that force people to move, and the chemicals in the water and air, not to mention explosions , people health, and forcing them off their land. We need to get regulations in place from the Federal Govt ruling how these fracking companies operate. They so far, have not been responsible for one incedent. It's disgusting. EPA is dragging their feet and were threatened by one fracking co that they would not be on one of the EPA's study's if they set regulations against them. Why is the EPA afraid of these bullies? Something to ponder.
Lori January 30, 2013 at 09:06 PM
Hey James, what's your point? Romney wasn't elected.
James Thomas February 02, 2013 at 03:50 AM
AMA, Kasich didn't cut, there was nothing there to give. Try breathing in space and see how forgiving that is.
Lori February 02, 2013 at 06:31 PM
James If there is nothing left to give, how is it Kasich is expanding funds to Charter Schools and the voucher program?
Duane Gibson February 07, 2013 at 04:45 AM
Taking into consideration all funds for K-12, funding in 2012 would decrease 11.5 percent and go down 4.9 percent in 2013. Basic aid would drop by about $1.3 billion over two years: 12.2 percent the first year, 7.6 percent in the second. Kasich said those governmental units will get money back by sharing services and relief from the state on such issues as requirements to pay prevailing (union) wages. The former would cost counties, municipalities and townships $167.1 million the first year including an estimated $5 million for Columbus and $388.2 million starting in the second year, when the full 50 percent reduction would take effect. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2011/03/15/kasich-releases-budget.html Fact of the matter is, the majority of new jobs are low paying (non career) jobs. Kasich raped the cities and school districts to balance his budget, thus causing people to get taxed at the local level. He has a lot to answer for and I don't see him surviving. Scott Walker he isn't. The man has been an abysmal failure.

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