Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Eric Kearney out as lieutenant governor candidate in Ed FitzGerald's campaign for Ohio governor

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald found an exit Tuesday for embattled running mate Eric Kearney, but uncertainty remains around his 2014 campaign for governor.

Who will replace Kearney, the state senator from Cincinnati, as FitzGerald's running mate on the Democratic ticket? What will be the long-term impact of nearly three weeks of scrutiny over Kearney's messy finances and FitzGerald's judgment in picking him?

The FitzGerald campaign announced Kearney's withdrawal as a candidate for lieutenant governor in an afternoon email. The statement offered no hints about FitzGerald's plans to pick a new running mate but indicated the decision to move on was mutual.

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