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Ohio Dem gubernatorial candidate says Kasich 'out of touch' with average Ohioan



Published: Fri, March 28, 2014 @ 5:32 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Gov. John Kasich’s statements that the state’s economy has improved during his administration shows “he’s not in touch with the average person in Ohio,” said Ed FitzGerald, a Democrat candidate challenging the Republican incumbent.

“He was elected originally on a platform of turning the state around and I don’t think the state has turned around and I don’t think most people think it has,” said FitzGerald, Cuyahoga County executive, during a 55-minute interview today with The Vindicator’s editorial board. “There’s been some very sweet deals for a very small group of people, but I don’t think that’s the way the state should be run.”

Kasich has declined several invitations to meet with the newspaper’s editorial board since his election in November 2010.

In the Mahoning Valley last week, Kasich touted job creation in the state under his leadership. He pointed to recent employment statistics that showed Ohio went from 48th nationally in job growth when he started as governor in January 2011 to No. 5 over the past three years.

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1gdog4766(1409 comments)posted 4 months ago

First off, Kasich has had nothing to due with job creation in Ohio. The oil boom happened here all on its own. Second I disagree with Fitzgerald that Kasich is out of touch with the people of this state. The fact is he doesn't care about working men and women in this state. And before he leaves office he will lay waste to whatever is left behind.

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2gdog4766(1409 comments)posted 4 months ago

Moron, he's proposed several taxes on these oil drillers. You need to pull your head out of your rectum and know what your talking about before you make your idiotic false posts.

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3thinkthentalk(258 comments)posted 4 months ago

i agree with gdog. youre a moron.
Kasich robbed peter to pay paul. He cut the funding to schools, so now my property taxes went up $500. And where did the money from the funding cuts go? Into his "rainy day fund" so he can brag about balancing the budget and having all this money in this bogus rainy day fund.
Who balanced that budget? WE DID WITH THESE INCREASED PROPERTY TAXES!!!

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