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Cuyahoga's FitzGerald calls GOP ethics charges hypocritical
Republicans say Cuyahoga's inspector general should be fired
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


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Cuyahoga Executive Ed FitzGerald fired back at the GOP when reporters asked him about ethics claims at the Akron Press Club.
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Cuyahoga County Executive and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald calls Republican Party officials hypocrites for demanding his inspector general be fired.

Today, GOP Chairman Matt Borges accused Inspector General Nailah Byrd of withholding information about how many hours she’s spent reviewing donations to FitzGerald’s campaign.

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GOP Chairman Borges says before his party’s public records request was denied, Republican Cuyahoga County Councilman Dave Greenspan had been given a detailed list of Byrd’s hours. According to that list, the inspector general has worked more than 57 hours checking FitzGerald’s campaign donations on county time.

FitzGerald, who’s challenging Republican Gov. John Kasich, says Byrd’s work is necessary to ensure donations comply with county ethics rules that forbid county employees from contributing his campaign. And he says Borges and Kasich have a lot gall going after him and Byrd for an alleged ethics violation.

“John Kasich decided to put someone in charge of the Ohio Republican Party who has been convicted of corruption, and this is their spokesman on integrity issues.”

In 2004, Borges was convicted of political corruption for giving preferential treatment to donors to former Republican Ohio Treasurer Joe Deters’ reelection campaign.

The GOP is also continuing its request for FitzGerald’s county swipe-card records to document his comings and goings, but he’s still resisting. FitzGerald says those records must be kept secret because he’s received death threats. And he says that -- appropriately -- similar records for Gov. Kasich are also kept secret.

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Ed FitzGerald -- with Ohio's only other county executive, Russ Pry -- answered the Republican attacks on his ethics in a meeting with reporters following his 50-minute address to the Akron Press Club. During the speech, he talked about the clean up of Cuyahoga County politics and differences between the records and philosophies of FitzGerald and Gov. John Kasich.

Here is the entire speech, including questions from the audience.


Ed FitzGerald -- with Ohio's only other county executive, Russ Pry -- answered the Republican attacks on his ethics in a meeting with reporters following his 50-minute address to the Akron Press Club. During the speech, he talked about the clean up of Cuyahoga County politics and differences between the records and philosophies of FitzGerald and Gov. John Kasich. Here is the entire speech, including questions from the audience.

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