Between the Lines: Governor's race, gun laws, double-dipping

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Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald seems on the verge of announcing a possible candidacy for governor.

Former Governor Ted Strickland's decision not to run thrust FitzGerald into the seeming leading contender role for now.

Other possible candidates? Tim Ryan, Betty Sutton and Richard Cordray have been tentative or silent on their possible interest.

What challenges face FitzGerald?

What are his strong and weak points?

There's a new push for gun laws in the wake of the Newtown shootings.

A Cleveland chapter of a nationwide Million Moms for Gun Control group's been formed.

Cleveland's state Rep. Bill Patmon is reintroducing three gun control measures dealing with gun security, gun admissability signs and metal detectors in schools.

Ohio's state legislature has been very supportive of gun rights.

Is there a chance it will pass some kind of new gun control measures?

Double-dipping is a hot-button issue with voters.

Cleveland Councilman Ken Johnson and Cleveland City Council are taking heat for his reappointment after his retirement so he can collect a paycheck and retirement check.

Will the outrage prompt a change in state law?

Will voters remember this in November when council's up for reelection?

Tom Beres discusses these questions with Channel 3 Political Analysts Mary Anne Sharkey and Dennis Eckart on this edition of Between the Lines.


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