Between the Lines: Governor's race, gay marriage, Zack Reed

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The Democratic race for Governor is getting more complicated.

Many expected Ed FitzGerald to be off and running now. But other candidates -- Tim Ryan, Betty Sutton and Richard Cordray -- are keeping their names in the game.

What's likely to happen? Will there be a Democratic primary?

What do new poll numbers say about Governor John Kasich's popularity and vulnerability?

Governor Kasich has promised to give Northern Ohio a lion's share of bond money secured by the turnpike for other infrastructure projects. But a turnpike plan passed by the House contains no guarantees.

Could there be a bait and switch? Should the Senate pass a more specific bill?

Will there be a gay marriage amendment on Ohio's November ballot? How is that campaign going?

Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed's third drunken driving arrest presents him with personal and political problems.

Should council expel him? Can the popular lawmaker be reelected until he tackles his battle with the bottle?

Does City Council have a moral obligation to do something?

Tom Beres discusses these issues with Democratic Former Shaker Heights Mayor Judy Rawson and Plain Dealer Columnist Mark Naymik on this edition of Between the Lines.


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