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Worst rollout of the year? Ohio candidate owes $1 million in back taxes
Washington Post ^ | 12/4/2013 | REID WILSON

Posted on 12/04/2013 1:38:32 PM PST by markomalley

“Historians and pundits always say that the first real decision a governor makes is the one of running mate,” Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, Ohio Democrats’ likely nominee for governor next year, wrote to supporters when he announced he had chosen state Sen. Eric Kearney (D) as his running mate.

FitzGerald may be starting to wish voters weren’t paying attention to his first gubernatorial decision. That’s because, in the two weeks since joining the ticket, Kearney has been under almost constant barrage for owing back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service. And the campaign’s response to the revelations about their lieutenant governor nominee has been just about the opposite of good crisis communications.

Just 48 hours after FitzGerald unveiled his new running mate, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Kearney had received a tax lien for $73,559 in 2010. At the same time, his wife and business partner owed more than $144,000. Kearney blamed financial problems at the company the couple owned, which publishes several small newspapers, and on a former executive, since deceased. Kearney led reporters to believe that was all he owed, and that the couple was paying the taxes off in $1,000 increments every month.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: back; backtaxes; candidate; democrat; democrats; edfitzgerald; erickearney; fitzgerald; kearney; million; ohio; owes; rollout; taxes; worst; year
He's a Democrat and has the appropriate amount of melatonin.


1 posted on 12/04/2013 1:38:32 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

So he’s both a liar and a tax cheat. Perfect for the DNC ticket.


2 posted on 12/04/2013 1:43:16 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: NEMDF
"liar and a tax cheat"

Resumé enhancers.

3 posted on 12/04/2013 1:46:39 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

Keep that “Liar and Tax Cheat” in his face and throw it against the wall every time the chance surfaces. Defeat him with the same methods the demodummies use.


4 posted on 12/04/2013 2:18:59 PM PST by DaveA37
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To: markomalley

The white guy looks a little like John Ritter, a very young John Ritter. They both look like they are about 19 years old. Is the black guy a lot older than he looks? He doesn’t look like he’s old enough to owe taxes from 1996!


5 posted on 12/04/2013 2:21:05 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Progov

100%.


6 posted on 12/04/2013 2:41:57 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: markomalley

What’s SHOCKING to me is that this is being reported by the Cleveland paper.


7 posted on 12/04/2013 2:43:27 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: carriage_hill
and blames the “dead guy”
8 posted on 12/04/2013 2:52:36 PM PST by stylin19a (Obama -> Fredo smart)
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To: stylin19a

Natch; probably wasn’t a dem, either.


9 posted on 12/04/2013 3:13:04 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: markomalley
When I read the headline, I had no need to read any farther. I knew he was a Democrat!

Is that some kind of a coincidence, or what?

10 posted on 12/04/2013 3:57:11 PM PST by Gritty (You can't fix crazy any more than you can fix stupid. Obamacare was never going to work.-Steve Deace)
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To: NEMDF

He’s the PERFECT DEMOCRAT....TAX CHEAT AND LIAR!!! RUN FOR PRESIDENT!!


11 posted on 12/04/2013 4:12:06 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy
All DIMs hate you, honesty, truth and reality. ALL.
12 posted on 12/04/2013 4:17:13 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: ogen hal

I LOVE that all dims hate me....LOVE IT!!


13 posted on 12/04/2013 4:25:42 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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