Suddenly both Governor John Kasich and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald face possible primaries in their presumed faceoff against each other.

Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune is making the rounds of the state, deciding if there's enough support to stay in the race. And next Tuesday, Cincinnati-area Tea Party leader Ted Stevenot will declare his candidacy as a Republican challenging Kasich.

What impact will the new entries have? Do either of them have a realistic chance?

Republican Cuyahoga Councilman and successful business owner Jack Schron is in the race to be County Executive.

Will he be able to take a page from the book of his strong supporter -- former Mayor/Governor/Senator George Voinovich?

Can he wage a credible campaign in the Democratic stronghold of Cuyahoga County?

C. Ellen Connally will not run for reelection. The County Council President says it's time to do something else.

What is her legacy? Who will succeed her?

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty has had a whirlwind first year.

How he has he handled the challenging cases facing him? What can we expect in the New Year as a grand jury weighs possible charges against Cleveland police who fired 137 shots killing two unarmed suspects in that infamous chase?

The Browns coaching fiasco is creating more problems for a possible sin tax renewal.

What is the political fallout and what is the potential impact of more problems for owner Jimmy Haslam in the FBI probe of his truck stop business?

Tom Beres discusses these questions with cleveland. com Columnist Mark Naymik and Channel 3 Political Analyst Mary Anne Sharkey in this edition of Between the Lines.