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?