Fitzgerald’s Money Problem

Strickland is out.  Obviously he knew Kasich was unstoppable and his own record was incompatible with any chance of victory.

The first rumor out of the gate is Cleveland County Executive Ed FitzGerald is very seriously considering jumping in, and has already hired a number of experienced Ohio political staff.

But there is one huge, glaring problem for Ed FitzGerald.


Word out of Cleveland is that business leaders from around Ohio, and especially significant leaders in the Cleveland business community are telling Ed FitzGerald that now isn’t his time. They don’t want him to run and won’t commit to sending him the cash an unknown like him needs to overcome the Kasich powerhouse.

Now of course this doesn’t mean ALL businesses won’t contribute, but when it comes to fundraising, it’s incredibly important to have a significant network of MAJOR business leaders supporting you. And it’s very clear from what I’m hearing that they aren’t.

Go ahead, media. Ask them. See what they say.

5 thoughts on “Fitzgerald’s Money Problem”

  1. Slim pickings for Democrats…

    The Drunken Raisin or the Over-Ambitious Cleveland Politician with No Money & No Statewide Experience…

    Where’s Lee Fisher when you need him…

  2. LOL.

    That’s the problem with your party. You think it all depends on who can get business leader’s money. These would be the same folks that supported Josh Mandel, right?

    If you think the Democratic nominee is going to have trouble raising money, you are as delusional as when you talked about how Romney had already won Ohio through early voting.

    1. Important to note Modern didn’t deny any of TBP’s post.

      And from what I can tell, TBP didn’t say he’d have trouble raising money. They said he’d have trouble raising ENOUGH money to overcome his name ID. I’d add he also will need to overcome what will definitely be a major cash advantage for the Kasich campaign come 2014.

      Sure, your labor money will send him loads of cash. But will it be as bottomless as is needed considering what they’ve already spent here in Ohio, and more importantly, that labor’s focus will instead be on taking out Rick Snyder in Michigan so they can overturn RTW.

      I think it’s going to be a significant challenge, even for someone as overly ambitious as Ed FitzGerald.

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