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Cuyahoga County executive will announce his run for Governor
Democrat FitzGerald will host events Wednesday regarding official announcement
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Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald in February
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Next week, we can expect a formal announcement in the 2014 race for governor of Ohio. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

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Democratic Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald has been talking about running for governor for months. Wednesday, he will make it official.

He plans to hold three news events that day to formalize his run. The first will be around noon in Cleveland. The second will be in Columbus mid-afternoon. He will have his last news conference of the day in Cincinnati that evening. 

FitzGerald is one of two Democrats thought to be contenders to run against Republican Gov. John Kasich. The other is Richard Cordray, formerly Ohio's attorney general and now director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 

A new Quinnipiac Poll indicates either man might have a tough time against Kasich. The governor leads FitzGerald in that poll by 9 points and leads Cordray by 7.
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