From the daily archives: Tuesday, May 15, 2012

In 2010 Ed FitzGerald defeated Matt Dolan by a measure of two to one to win the race to be County Executive of Cuyahoga County.    Or, as I like to view it, FitzGerald won the high risk, low reward opportunity to clean up the mess that a bunch of knuckleheads who thought they were gangsters left behind for him. Even though FitzGerald was one of the only bright spots on election night in 2010, I still thought he probably had an up-hill climb that was littered with political landmines just waiting to explode.

In the last year and five months […]

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Ohio Republican Party Chairman Bob Bennett announced today that he’s hiring Matt Borges as executive director of ORP, despite the fact that Borges was involved in a public corruption scandal that likely cost Ohioans millions in bad investments.

Back in 2004 Borges pleaded guilty to steering state investment business to convicted swindlers like former Cuyahoga Lehman Brothers broker Frank Gruttadauria (who stolen millions from his clients) in exchange for campaign donations for his boss Joseph Deters which he funneled through the Hamilton County Republican Party to circumvent campaign finance limits.

Borges has since had his record expunged, […]

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