• Larry Sabato: Fitzgerald an “absolute dud”

    by  • August 28, 2014 • Uncategorized

    fitzdudLarry Sabato has been successfully handicapping political elections for…a long time now.

    In his latest Crystal Ball, he moves Ohio’s governors race to “Safe Republican”, which is pretty much Larry’s equivalent to sticking a fork in it.

    Meanwhile, in Ohio, we were always more bullish on Kasich than others: We never had the race as a Toss-up even though Kasich appeared damaged from a rough start to his governorship.

    But now it has become clear that FitzGerald, Kasich’s challenger, is an absolute dud. He has raised very little money and the only press he’s gotten lately has been bad: He strangely went for years without a driver’s license, an unhelpful problem that was discovered after another bizarre story emerged about him being in a car with a woman who was not his wife in a parking lot at 4:30 a.m. FitzGerald appears to just be playing out the string now as a candidate: Much of his campaign staff has deserted him…

    As more and more of these predictions and ratings come out, the more devastating it is going to be on the down ticket Democrats.

    Though, David Pepper appears to have been doomed already anyway.


    I was born and raised in Ohio. After growing up in the Columbus area, I moved to Cleveland to study at Case Western Reserve University, and have lived in Northeast Ohio ever since. I live in Wellington with my wife and son. I work in the private sector and have never worked in the political field.