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Former Gov. Ted Strickland endorses Ed FitzGerald for governor
Strickland says the Cuyahoga County executive could win more votes in northern Ohio

Former Gov. Ted Strickland endorsed Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald's run for governor.
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Ohio’s gubernatorial race is heating up. Former Gov. Ted Strickland threw his support behind Democratic contender Ed FitzGerald today. And Strickland says FitzGerald can stop Ohio from moving in the wrong direction.

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It will be another 16 months before Ohioans actually cast their vote in the gubernatorial race but former Democratic Governor Ted Strickland says it’s never too early to gain support. That is why he is announcing his endorsement for Ed FitzGerald.

As of now the Cuyahoga County Executive is the only Democrat to join the race against presumed Republican-nominee Gov. John Kasich.

Strickland touts FitzGerald as someone who can stick up for the middle class and stand against injustice. Kasich’s administration says Ohio is climbing out of an economic hole, but Strickland counters that the current policies only help the wealthy.

“Average Ohioans do not feel as if they are benefiting from what the current governor touts as the Ohio miracle,” Strickland says.

Strickland knows first-hand what it is like going head-to-head against Kasich, losing to the former congressman by about 79,000 votes in 2010.

But Strickland says 2014 will be different for FitzGerald because he will be more successful at attracting votes in northern Ohio.

The Ohio Republican Party says Strickland’s policies lead to a sluggish economy and suggests that an endorsement from the former governor means a continuation of those policies from FitzGerald.

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