Before he went on stage at Friday night's big dinner and fundraiser put on by the Ohio Democratic Party, where former President Bill Clinton was the big draw and keynote speaker to approximately 2,500 people who showed up, the Democratic Party's endorsed candidate for governor, Ed FitzGerald stopped by the press pen to answer questions.
Behind in money and not nearly as well known as his incumbent Republican officeholder, Gov. John Kasich, FitzGerald answers questions ranging from when he'll air his first TV ad to a response on his fundraising to date, which his campaign says is accelerating but reality shows is far short of the treasury Gov. Kasich has amassed.
The U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis released revised State GDP figures from 2010 through 2013 last week showing Ohio’s GDP in 2013 grew only 1.8 percent after growing 2.5 percent in 2010, the last year of Gov. Ted Strickland's snake-bitten term during which Ohio both lost hundreds of thousands of job while performing a recovery that Gov. Kasich inherited but has never acknowledged. Ohio trailed 30 other states in personal income growth in 2013 with income growth trailing the national average.