The radio ad from Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald began airing statewide Thursday. It comes in the same week Gov. John Kasich released his first television ad.
FitzGerald faces Larry Ealy in the May 6 primary, though his ad doesn’t mention Ealy. Instead, it targets Kasich’s tax policies and claims they’re not working. The minute-long ad also touts FitzGerald’s background.
Kasich’s first ad was biographical, emphasizing his blue-collar roots in a Pennsylvania steel town.
Kasich campaign spokeswoman Connie Wehrkamp said it isn’t surprising the Democrats’ first ad was an attack ad. She said it says a lot about their character.