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Fitzgerald Announces Gubernatorial Running Mate
CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed Fitzgerald has chosen a Dayton area lawyer who supports abortion rights in his second pass at picking a running mate.
Fitzgerald announced his choice of Sharen Swartz Neuhardt in an email to campaign supporters Friday. The 62-year-old Neuhardt made two failed bids for Congress in 2008 and 2012.
She brings geographic and gender diversity to the ticket. Fitzgerald, an Irish Catholic from Cleveland, is taking on Republican Governor John Kasich this fall.
Fitzgerald first selected State Senator Eric Kearney as his running mate, but Kearney withdrew after revelations that he had hefty tax liens.