Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald called on Governor Kasich today to disclose any involvement he or his political appointees had in the decision of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to invest $50 million in a Wisconsin real estate fund run by a major Republican campaign donor, Jon Hammes.
After a poll last week showed the Governor tied with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald, John Kasich’s campaign released their second ad in a week, once again zealously stressing his working class roots and his leadership in job “growth.” In reality, the Governor has done little to allow Ohio’s middle class families to achieve the same success he has.
At the Franklin County Republicans’ Dinner tonight, Governor Kasich should avoid repeating a few of the lines from his latest campaign ad if he doesn’t want to get fact checked in the capital.
FitzGerald Campaign Communications Director Daniel McElhatton released the following statement on the March jobs report.
A Department of Health report released last week shows that, under Governor Kasich, heroin deaths increased 59.6% between 2011 and 2012 in Ohio. While Governor Kasich has claimed that addressing Ohio’s heroin problem will now be a major priority of his administration, his policies over the last three years led to cuts in law enforcement and social services.