Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald shared a new idea of how to use part of the sin tax dollars to help Cleveland sports teams.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Democrat Ed FitzGerald plans a series of events across Ohio on Wednesday where he is widely expected to announce a run for governor.
The Cuyahoga County executive and former FBI agent emailed political supporters Friday with details of events in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati that he described as being "about Ohio's future."
FitzGerald said Ohioans tell him the state needs "new leadership in Columbus" -- where Republican Gov. John Kasich has led Ohio since 2011.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday found Kasich leads FitzGerald, 46 percent to 37 percent, among registered voters polled April 10 to 15 in a hypothetical match-up. The survey's margin of error is 3 percentage points.
Two potential Democratic rivals have stepped aside from challenging Kasich since FitzGerald's exploratory committee was announced.
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Ohio Democrats' presumptive 2014 gubernatorial nominee, Ed FitzGerald, is seeking to reassure supporters that his campaign is focused and moving forward after his running mate left the race.
Ohio Democrats are struggling to diffuse the fallout from a 2014 lieutenant governor candidate's hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal and business liens without alienating key groups.
A Democratic lawyer running for lieutenant governor owes tens of thousands of dollars in federal and state tax liens, which has immediately complicated his party's hopes of unseating Republican Gov. John Kasich.