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FitzGerald gets Cleveland Mayor Jackson's endorsement, good financial news
Cuyahoga county finishes 2013 in the black
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
Ed FitzGerald also won the endorsement of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson.
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Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald delivered two pieces of news today that are good for his campaign for governor.

First, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson endorsed FitzGerald’s bid to unseat Republican Gov. John Kasich -- despite Jackson’s close working relationship with Kasich. 

And then FitzGerald announced that the Cuyahoga County general fund he oversees closed last year with a $3.5 million surplus  -- and cash reserves well above what county policy requires.

FitzGerald is the Democrat endorsed by the state party. But Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune is considering a primary run against FitzGerald.

 

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