A Democratic candidate for governor, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, is criticizing Gov. John Kasich ahead of the governor's State of the State speech. in the days leading up to Gov. John Kasich’s State of the State address.
While FitzGerald doesn’t know exactly what Kasich is going to say in his speech, the candidate can assume that the governor is going to try and paint a certain picture of Ohio.
“There’s a certain version of reality that the governor’s going to give," FitzGerald said. "And I think he has that view because he’s not in touch with the actual reality that most people in Ohio are living with. That’s why you can -- that's why he feels comfortable using the language that he has that the economy in Ohio is a miracle.”
FitzGerald says the state’s economy is only helping the rich while the middle class and local governments haven’t reaped any benefits.
Kasich is set to deliver his State of the State address on Monday in Medina.