Ed FitzGerald wrapped up his “three-C tour” at the Hamilton County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting, where he announced his candidacy for governor.

After some warm-up parliamentary procedure*, FitzGerald took the stage with his family. He spent a good deal of time attacking Kasich’s record.

I was worried that FitzGerald wouldn’t get to a positive vision for his governorship. He allayed those fears.

A big test for FitzGerald is to take activists who don’t know him and get them more fired up to elect him than they are to unseat Kasich. Last night was a very good start.


* “There’s a motion on the floor to be fired up. Is there a second? The motion carries. Is there a motion to be ready to go?”