Thursday, December 5, 2013

Could Ed FitzGerald find himself looking for a new running mate? It happened to Jim Petro in 2006

One was from Cleveland, the other from Cincinnati. Their political marriage was one of convenience, balancing ideology and geography.

And, with what some might call 20/20 hindsight, it was doomed from the start.

Ed FitzGerald and Eric Kearney? Try again.

This is the story of Jim Petro and Phil Heimlich.

Most of the circumstances surrounding their ill-fated partnership are different than those haunting FitzGerald and Kearney after two weeks together. The point is, should either desire a change, FitzGerald would not be the first candidate for governor to need a new running mate. He wouldn’t even be the first this century, or even in the last decade.

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