CINCINNATI – Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune confirmed he is considering a challenge to Ed Fitzgerald in the Democratic primary for governor of Ohio.
Portune confirmed to WCPO’s Tanya O’Rourke he is undergoing a review of all the elements as to whether or not it makes sense for him to run for governor.
The Hamilton County commissioner has not filed paperwork, or collected the necessary petition signatures in order to file.
If Portune’s findings warrant it, he would form an exploratory committee.
Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald’s campaign to challenge Republican incumbent John Kasich has seen a rocky start after his running mate for lieutenant governor, State Senator Eric Kearney withdrew from the race last week under pressure surrounding poor vetting.
Ohio’s primary will be held May 6, 2014.
Portune has served as a Hamilton County commissioner since 2000.
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