Henry J. Gomez | The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Ed FitzGerald, the first-term Cuyahoga County executive, is unknown and untested outside Greater Cleveland. And higher-profile Democrats, including ex-Gov. Ted Strickland and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, have passed on the race.
But the truth is FitzGerald could be the party’s strongest gubernatorial candidate in at least 16 years — maybe more.