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FitzGerald denies anything improper occured with woman in his car
The Democratic gubernatorial candidate and his wife call it a personal attack that is "untrue and opportunistic"
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
Cuyahoga County Executive FitzGerald says he's being smeared.
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Gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald says any suggestion that he was sexually involved with a woman in a car police found in a parking lot in 2012 is false.

In a joint statement issued with his wife, FitzGerald adds, “We are confident that this attack will be exposed for what it is -- untrue and opportunistic.”

Cleveland.com broke the story this afternoon that police found FitzGerald with an unidentified woman after they got a call about a suspicious car at 4:30 on a Saturday morning in October 2012. The man who called told the police the car had been in the industrial complex lot for about a half an hour.

FitzGerald was – and remains – Cuyahoga County executive. He said the woman was a family friend and part of a delegation visiting from Ireland, and that he was driving one of two host cars for the delegation that got separated.

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