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7:30 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Launches Radio Ads

The ad war in the governor’s race is being fought in two different arenas.

Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler explains.

“Ohio families are struggling, and John Kasich’s policies are making it even harder....” 

The 60 second radio ad from Democratic Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald starts with an attack on Republican incumbent John Kasich, and then moves into promotion of FitzGerald’s record and his concerns about recent tax cuts. Kasich launched TV ads in the three big Ohio cities earlier this week that talked up only him and didn’t mention FitzGerald at all. Ohio State University political science professor Paul Beck says he’s not surprised FitzGerald jumped in so quickly. 
“This’ll be a pretty big spending race unless FitzGerald just doesn’t have the campaign funds to mount much of a campaign.”

The Kasich TV buy was estimated at $350,000 – the FitzGerald radio buy was reported to be around $200,000. The campaigns won’t confirm the costs.