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Ohio


Kearney was an early pick for FitzGerald, but not a surprise one
Kearney bring diversity, savvy and a state perspective to the Democratic ticket
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER


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Kearney's national connections could help FitzGerald.
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The announcement yesterday that the Democratic candidate for governor had picked a running mate came early compared to similar announcements in previous elections. But Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports, the person who was selected was not much of a surprise to some.

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The selection of state Senate Minority Leader Eric Kearney as Ed FitzGerald’s running mate is no surprise to the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Tom Suddes, who’s also a professor at Ohio University. Suddes says Kearney has a good resume and is media savvy. 

“I think it certainly does not hurt to have the most diverse Democratic ticket, especially given the unfortunate fact that we’ve never had an elected executive officeholder who is in fact a black Democrat.”

Kearney also counts President Obama as a friend. And that could bring in national attention and donors. Ohio State political science professor Paul Beck says that could be helpful, since the national parties don’t put much money into gubernatorial contests. 

“The governor’s races, I think, will leave candidates more on their own to raise money.”

Gov. John Kasich spent the week at the Republican Governors’ Association in Arizona and had no comment on the 2014 race.

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