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N. Ohio Democrat Considering Run for Governor

Updated: Monday, March 11 2013, 10:36 PM EDT
COLUMBUS -- Ready or not, another election is right around the corner, and after a presidential election that focused largely on Ohio, the question many political pundits have been asking is: who will the Democrats run against Republican John Kasich in the 2014 governor’s race.

The answer to that question became more clear on Monday when Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald announced the formation of an exploratory committee to focus on a possible run for the state's highest office.

In a preview of what Ohioans will likely see during a possible campaign, Fitzgerald -- whose resume includes work as an FBI special agent and a tenure as mayor of Lakewood --  came out swinging Monday.

"Do we have to settle for a governor that wants to impose new taxes on everyday Ohioans while giving big tax breaks to those at the top?"

Franklin County GOP Chairman Doug Preisse, however, says Kasich’s record speaks for itself,  

"He balanced the budget, cut taxes -- didn't increase taxes. He cut the income tax. He cut the death tax."


Reporter: Mike Kallmeyer
Web Producer: Ken HinesN. Ohio Democrat Considering Run for Governor

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