Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ed FitzGerald accepted six debate and forum invitations in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Zanesville, and Sandusky today. Additionally, the FitzGerald campaign challenged Governor Kasich to debates in Youngstown, Dayton, Lima, Toledo, and Marietta, so that Ohioans across the state could have the opportunity to hear the candidates debate issues relevant to their community. A complete list of the debate invitations FitzGerald accepted are below. Dates will be finalized following discussions with the Kasich campaign.
FitzGerald Campaign Manager Nick Buis released the following statement on the debates.
“Just as Governor Kasich has moved the location of the State of the State address each year so that people across Ohio may have the opportunity to attend – we feel it’s important to give as many Ohioans as possible the opportunity to attend a gubernatorial debate. We look forward to working with the Kasich campaign to ensure all Ohioans have the opportunity to see the candidates discuss the issues affecting the state.”
FitzGerald accepted an invitation to debate Governor Kasich at the following:
Columbus: Hosted by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and NBC affiliates across Ohio
Zanesville: Hosted by the Zanesville Times Recorder and the Zanesville branch of the American Association of University Women
Sandusky: Hosted by Sandusky Register, Bowling Green State University Firelands College, and Serving Our Seniors
Columbus: Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Ohio, ABC-6 Columbus and the Sinclair Media Group
Cincinnati: Hosted by the Cincinnatus Association, the University of Cincinnati, and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Cleveland: Hosted by the City Club of Cleveland