Lanci unhappy with the media coverage of his mayoral candidacy

2:00 PM, Sep 19, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Mayoral candidate Ken Lanci has been disappointed with quantity and quality of coverage his campaign has received.

He tells WKYC's Tom Beres that, because of that frustration, he's giving serious thought to buying the weekly Scene alternative newspaper as a way to get better stories about the reality of Cleveland.

Scene is one of nine papers up for sale by the Pennsylvania group that owns it.

Over the years, it's been a mixture of arts, entertainment and politics.

Lanci is particularly upset with Plain Dealer coverage and tweets about Wednesday's mayoral debate.

He thinks the media should have mentioned his opening remarks, which quoted previous Frank Jackson campaign and inaugural speeches that prove the mayor failed to meet the goals of his own words.

The debate produced some sparks and signs of personal dislike.

Mayor Jackson called Lanci's proposals to help inner city families and struggling students "condescending" and "disdainful."

Lanci countered the mayor's claims that he lives like ordinary Clevelanders, pointing out the mayor gets round-the-clock police presence at his home.

Lanci was born in Cleveland and recently moved back to the city.



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